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Intra-Afghan Negotiations Set to Begin

After months of delay, the Afghan government and the Taliban are finally set to commence peace talks in the Qatari capital.

In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Andrew Watkins explains what to expect as the discussions proceed.

  • What took so long?

The U.S.-Taliban agreement signed in Doha, Qatar on 29 February specified that peace talks among the Afghan parties to the conflict would begin on 10 March.

After months of delay, these intra-Afghan talks are finally set to commence, also in Doha, on 12 September.

A number of factors contributed to the…

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