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U.S. Meet Taliban in UAE for Afghanistan Reconciliation

December 20, 2018

Episode Notes:

The United States and the Taliban have just concluded two days of peace talks organized by Pakistan and hosted in the United Arab Emirates in order to complete the Afghanistan reconciliation process.

Sameer Lalwani, Senior Fellow and Director of the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center, discusses the details and what opportunities are available.

[ 0:18 ] Introduction
[ 0:43 ] Why this is happening now
[ 2:38 ] Who is the new U.S. Envoy
[ 5:23 ] What kind of agreements are possible
[ 7:55 ] Near-term opportunities
[ 9:30 ] Assessment of the meeting