The agreement with the Taliban calls for U.S. troops to withdraw entirely, but some conditions in the deal may prevent that.
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The International Criminal Court’s authorization of an investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan represents the culmination of a complex debate over the law and politics of a probe into the court’s most powerful and persistent critic.
The deal signed in Doha is a major achievement, but will require rigorous enforcement of the terms to succeed.
Warlords are often necessary tools of statecraft, but support for them often comes at the expense of building a functioning central government.
With this U.N. Security Council vote, the U.S. has made good on a promise included in the peace agreement with the Taliban. But many are skeptical of the deal.
The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation held a hearing on prospects for peace in Afghanistan at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The subcommittee heard testimony from Laurel Miller, the former State Department acting special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan; Douglas Lute, the former U.S. permanent representative to NATO; and Luke Coffey, the director of the Center for Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation.
The U.S.-Taliban peace agreement technically conditions U.S. military withdrawal on the Taliban’s agreement to deny al-Qaeda the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist safe haven. But the agreement is lopsided.