Us And Taliban Peace Agreement Pdf

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Finally, after seeing an agreement with the United States as a victory, the Taliban could prolong negotiations to soften the U.S. – and extend its time, as the U.S. military completes its withdrawal and allows the group to strengthen its military campaign and try to overthrow the Afghan government. The recent escalation of violence by the Taliban raises questions not only about their ability to control the organization`s members, but also about the Taliban`s commitment to the agreements they have signed. If the Taliban simply use participation in the negotiations to appease outside actors or to pursue alternative objectives, peace could be compromised. Second, issues relating to the composition of a future Afghan state must be resolved so that negotiations can be considered a success. The Afghan government and the Taliban will have to address fundamental ideological concerns, as well as deep and practical concerns about power-sharing, transitional justice and disarmament, the demobilization and reintegration of the Taliban into the Afghan security forces. The Taliban`s stated goal for Afghanistan was to restore the overthrown Islamic Emirate in 2001. If the Taliban take their participation in these negotiations seriously and enter into a power-sharing agreement with the Afghan government, they must be flexible and willing to compromise, including for others. Afghanistan`s stability is intrinsically linked to regional stability and security. Destabilizing trends in neighbouring countries and their possible flooding to Afghanistan would likely jeopardize progress in the peace process. Second, the agreement between the United States and the Taliban and the joint declaration recognize that the Taliban and the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) must take counter-terrorism measures to prevent “armed groups” or “terrorist groups” from using Afghanistan as a base. However, there is no agreement on whether the Taliban and ANDSF – and, if so, coalition forces – will coordinate these operations, as they confirm, that the attacks were not carried out or supported by Taliban subgroups, or how the Taliban will prove that they oppressed the Islamic State in Khorasan operations.

In addition, the Taliban`s ties to Al Qaeda, including through the Haqqani network, could prove difficult to separate. Although they agreed, as part of the agreement signed with the United States, to end their ties with terrorist groups, a UN report [PDF] published in May 2020 found that the Taliban remained in close contact with Al Qaeda. The extent to which Afghan peace negotiations are able to integrate women`s rights, including fundamental human rights, will have an impact on peace opportunities in Afghanistan. Women face barriers at all levels of Afghan society and the number of women in official positions remains low. Another problem is that the recent Afghan presidential elections were contested and led to a divided and dysfunctional government in Kabul. As two opponents declare themselves the winners, no one is responsible in Kabul anymore. Since the next step in the peace agreement is to hold talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government, a divided and broken government in Kabul complicates this next step. Despite initial differences over prisoner exchanges and the Taliban`s relentless attacks on Afghan government forces, the Taliban and the Afghan government have begun to discuss a timetable and timetable for internal talks. In March 2020, the Afghan government appointed a 21-member negotiating team of “political leaders, former civil servants and civil society representatives,” including five women. The Afghan government finally agreed to the first release of 1,500 prisoners and negotiated the release of other prisoners in an ongoing trial.

Although these leaders wield enormous power within the Taliban, they have little or no military

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