Leaving Afghanistan: What Does Biden’s Peace Plan Mean for Withdrawal?

Ahead of the scheduled May 1 U.S. troop withdrawal, the Biden administration has proposed ambitious plans for an interim power-sharing government between the Taliban and Afghan leaders — and greater involvement from the country’s neighbors in the peace process. Ii’s Middle East analyst Adam Weinstein, who also served in Afghanistan as a marine, says pursuing diplomacy is a good move. But don’t link conditions for the withdrawal of U.S. troops to any diplomatic process that could be emerging.