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Senior Fellow Ahmad Farid Tookhy published an article in The National Interest examing paths forward for Washington’s approach to the Taliban government in Kabul as well as some of the challenges that arise from balancing humanitarian assistance and contentious acceptance by the international community.
Through diplomacy with the Taliban and regional powers, the United States should strive to revive talks between the Taliban and other Afghan political actors. This approach will likely enjoy broad international support, as the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan is an almost universal demand of the international community. The United States should play a leading role in efforts to bring the Taliban back to the negotiating table.
Ahmad Farid Tookhy (@FTookhy) is a Senior Fellow at IPD and has served with the United Nations in Afghanistan, Sudan and South Sudan.