Negotiating an Endgame in Afghanistan: Qatar Hosts the Taliban

Zambelis, Chris
February 2012
Terrorism Monitor;2/23/2012, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p8
The article reports on the interest of the U.S. to take steps in engaging Taliban in peace negotiations as the insurgency in Afghanistan rages. It notes the plan of Washington to withdraw most of its troops of command under the protection of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) when Kabul assumes responsibility for the security of the country in 2014. The U.S. administration also hopes to focus on domestic concerns and the killing of al-Qaeda's leader Osama bin Laden.


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