War of Words: The Case for Negotiations in Afghanistan
Brown Bag Lunch
Series: International Security Brown Bag Seminar
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
November 15, 2012
|Speaker:||Matt Waldman, Research Fellow, International Security Program|
Related Project: International Security
Despite the U.S. military surge and costly counter-insurgency efforts, the Taliban remain powerful in Afghanistan. With the withdrawal of NATO troops, and diminution of international leverage, there is an urgent need to establish a peace process. Dialogue might not resolve the conflict: there are numerous obstacles and concerns. But given that the Taliban are interested in talks — and that the likely alternative to a settlement is protracted conflict and insurgent gains — it would be a profound mistake not to explore the possibilities for negotiations.
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.
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