Kabul. America’s dialogue with Taliban forces for Afghan reconciliation has shocked. It seems at the moment that this peace process has stopped. There are differences between US representative Zalmay Khalilzad and Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani. This situation has left the USA red-faced as it wants to exit from the conflict. US-Taliban talks or the Afghan peace talks does not respect Afghanistan government.
Sources said that the peace talks of Afghanistan and the Taliban have stopped once again because the US wants to talk to Taliban militia of Afghanistan, but the Afghan government does not want to join. This has pushed America’s efforts to bring the Taliban into the mainstream and bring it into an alleged peaceful democratic form. The big deal on the Afghan-Taliban peace talks is that America wants to come out of Afghanistan as soon as possible because, after its falling finance system, it is not in a position to bear this expenditure. Afghanistan-Taliban talks can also be cancelled. To negotiate with the Afghan Taliban, the US has appointed its representative Zalmay Khalilzad from 5 September 2018. The United States of America appointed Zalmay Khalilzad as envoy to head Afghanistan’s peace dialogue with the Taliban. He is considered close to George Bush and the Republican Party. But in spite of getting out on his terms, he has not made any substantial progress till now.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani knows that if an agreement with the Taliban of the United States is agreed between the power-sharing and the supply of arms, then both of them will prove to be dangerous for the Afghan nation. Right now, Ashraf Ghani has compelled America to not to get what it wants from the region. Ashraf Ghani also wants to be a stakeholder in the peace talks with the Taliban. This is quite unlikely that Zalmay Khalilzad will be able to succeed in any peace talks by sitting in the capital of Doha in Qatar and by keeping the Afghan government apart. Khalilzad meets Mullah Baradar for Afghan peace talks in Qatar recently. Zalmay Khalilzad peace talks are in not successful to give results as of now. Afghan peace talks timeline is blank but no result.
September this year, Afghanistan has set to go for elections for Loya Jirga (National Assembly). There are four demands for peace from the Afghan Taliban. The first will speak directly to the United States, the international forces will have to leave Afghanistan, an interim government will be constituted, and there will be changes in the constitution of Afghanistan according to them. Obviously, this demand is not just in the good of the Taliban. Ashraf Gani thinks that there are three demands for US regional geopolitical gain and one in favour of a Taliban. In such a situation, Ashraf Ghani does not want himself to be successful before the presidential election, that the peace talks are successful. The biggest reason for Ashraf Gani’s annoyance is that the Taliban wants to talk directly to the US and if America is willing to do so, then it is a matter of shame for the elected government. The Afghan peace process has not a development that’s why Zalmay Khalilzad twitter is also silent on the progress.
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