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Elusive Dialogue: Afghan Peace Talks That Never Took Off

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  • October 05, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Nihar R. Nayak’s commentary on ‘AFGHANISTAN: Elusive Dialogue: Peace Talks That Never Took Off’ has been published by South Asia Conflict Monitor (monthly online newsletter), Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict, on October 5, 2019.

    According to Dr. Nayak’s commentary, wo r l d w i d e, c o n f l i c t r e s o l u t i o n e x p e r i e n c e s suggest that the majority of peace negotiations have been successful on two occasions. First, when the rebel groups are in the weak position against the state and second when there is presence of an influential, trustworthy and non-partisan mediator. In the case of Afghanistan, both these peace process sustaining elements were not present.

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