In February of 2020, after almost two decades of war, the United States and the Taliban signed the Doha Agreement, a three-part accord that aims to help bring peace to the country.

Yet peace has long remained elusive in Afghanistan. What comes next? And how can policymakers assess the progress made so far and work to strengthen peacebuilding efforts? 

Negotiators can draw on valuable lessons from other international accords to build a sustainable peace in Afghanistan.

The stakeholders involved in this peace process need to adopt new approaches that speak to Afghanistan’s context.