Pakistan Observer: Khalilzad told TRT World this week that while the [Taliban] Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) was in his opinion making some serious mistakes, the only way to solve the issues was for all people in Afghanistan to broadly reach an agreement on a formula. Click here to read more (external link).
Axios: Zalmay Khalilzad was tasked by two U.S. presidents with negotiating an orderly U.S. exit from Afghanistan. Instead, one year ago, Kabul collapsed, the U.S. mounted a frantic evacuation, and the Taliban took total control. What he’s saying: “It’s very unfortunate that we couldn’t get a political agreement before the Taliban moved in,” Khalilzad tells
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 15, 2022 By Abubakar Siddique One year after toppling the internationally recognized Afghan government and seizing power, the Taliban has consolidated its tight grip over the war-torn country. The extremist group has monopolized power, sidelining many ethnic and political groups. It has also jailed and beaten journalists and rights defenders who
Ariana: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the former president of Afghanistan, said in the first television interview since he fled the country on August 15 last year that according to the country’s constitution, he is still technically the country’s president. In an interview with the newly established ABN channel, Ghani said: “I am the president according to
Ariana: In a discussion released on Saturday by US-based investment bank and financial services company Goldman Sachs, Khalilzad said that parts of the US deal with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) have not been implemented. “Parts of it were implemented, parts are not,” Khalilzad said. “We need to go back and tell the Talibs
گفتوگوهای امنیتی اسلام آباد گفتههای خلیلزاد: افغانستان نیازبه تمرکز زدایی دارد pic.twitter.com/ds8PvpDx05 — افغانستان اینترنشنال – خبر فوری (@AFIntlBrk) April 2, 2022 زلمی خلیلزاد ضمن استقبال از تسلط طالبان بر سراسر افغانستان، حکومت این گروه را به تمرکززدایی فراخواند. سفیر اسبق امریکا که نقش زیادی در ایجاد نظام متمرکز ریاستی در افغانستان داشت، در اسلامآباد
8am: Mr. Khalilzad says there is a need to negotiate to form a government in Afghanistan and adopt a formula to avoid the mistakes of the past 40 years. Click here to read more (external link).
Malali Bashir Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 17, 2021 By August 15, several thousand Taliban fighters had encircled the Afghan capital, Kabul, after seizing most of the country in a blistering military offensive against the Western-backed Afghan government. With the militants at the city gates, President Ashraf Ghani and his close team of advisers were
The New Yorker: A trove of unreleased documents reveals a dispiriting record of misjudgment, hubris, and delusion that led to the fall of the Western-backed government. Rahimi told Ghani that the Taliban had pledged not to enter Kabul. Yet this was based on assurances from Khalilzad and the Taliban, and Ghani regarded both as unreliable