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On September 12, 2020, long awaited intra-Afghan talks began between the Taliban and the elected Afghan government. Pakistan helped facilitate earlier talks between the United States and the Taliban, which it has historically supported to varying degrees. India also maintains a significant footprint in Afghanistan, and both view the other’s Afghanistan policy as hostile. A surge in U.S. troops thawed relations between Iran and its traditional Taliban enemy, but Tehran opposes the re-establishment of a Taliban-led Islamic Emirate. The outcome of Intra-Afghan talks will prove consequential for the region as a whole, especially as the American public increasingly desires the withdrawal of remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan. How will a drawdown of U.S. troops, combined with potential outcomes to the intra-Afghan talks influence regional actors going forward?
Join what promises to be a nuanced discussion between Dr. Barnett Rubin of the Quincy Institute and New York University who served as Senior Adviser to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan in the U.S. Department of State, Elizabeth Threlkeld of the Stimson Center who previously served as a Foreign Service Officer in Islamabad and Peshawar, and Adam Weinstein of the Quincy Institute who is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Sahar Khan of the Cato Institute.
The panel will take place on Wednesday, October 14 at 12 pm ET.