Why it’s Time for Talks with the Taliban
September 10, 2012
Commentary by: Matt Waldman, International Security Program research fellow
Topic: The Taliban
“We should welcome the news that the Taliban are reportedly open to the idea of negotiating a general ceasefire and even a peace settlement. The peace process in Afghanistan is at risk from spoilers on all sides and fraught with challenges. But we owe it to the Afghan people, and to all those who have suffered in the conflict, to give it a try.”
Waldman was also quoted in “Taliban prepared to accept Afghanistan ceasefire and political deal, say experts” in the Guardian on September 10, 2012.