FARAKHABAR: White House Orders Direct Talks With Taliban
The US President Donald Trump’s administration has told its top diplomats to seek direct talks with the Taliban, a significant shift in US policy in Afghanistan, done in the hope of jump-starting negotiations to end the 17-year war, according to a New York Times report.
The United States is preparing to undertake a review of its strategy in Afghanistan, US officials told Reuters, a year after Trump begrudgingly agreed to extend America's involvement in the 17-year-old war.
In this episode of Farakhabar, host Massoud Malik discusses the topic with the following guests:
• Sayed Ehsani Taheri, spokesman for the High Peace Council
• Yunus Fakoor, a political affairs analyst