Afghanistan Peace Talks Notably Exclude Afghanistan
Representatives of the Taliban and other groups in Afghanistan met this week in Moscow to discuss a path for peace in the country after a war that’s lasted for decades. Notably, neither representatives of the U.S., which has maintained a presence in the country since its initial invasion in 2001, nor representatives of the current Afghan government, were present. Many of the negotiating parties expressed the belief the Afghan government is a puppet regime. The groups agreed, in principle, to a nine-point agreement calling for “peace, stability and an Afghanistan free of foreign forces.” Joins us to hear from Anatol Lieven, professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar, on what we can expect from this agreement and where developments in Afghanistan go from here.