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Can the Intra-Afghan Negotiations Yield Lasting Peace?

This article was written by IWP student Arash Yaqin.

Even after almost half a century of conflict, Afghanistan has ranked first out of the ten must-watch conflicts for 2020 by the International Crisis Group. Today, the fate of Afghanistan’s system of government is at stake at the negotiating table with the Taliban, which is looking to reinstate the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and enshrine Sharia law within its constitution. The primary mandate of a power-sharing Afghan government would be to arrive at a peace deal before the United States pulls out its troops.

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