To end war in Afghanistan, Taliban demand Afghan president’s removal

David Cortright, director of the Keough School’s Global Policy Initiative, and Madhav Joshi, associate research professor, chart a path for a peace agreement in Afghanistan in an op-ed for The Conversation.

“If Afghanistan’s negotiations with the Taliban advance in the coming weeks and months, Ghani’s resignation, offered at the right moment, could be decisive to reaching a political settlement.”

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Originally published at on August 11, 2021.

There’s no easy exit for the US in Afghanistan

Madhav Joshiassociate research professor at the Keough School, considered the necessary steps to a successful peace agreement between the US and the Taliban in an op-ed for The Conversation.

“After 17 years of fighting, there was a growing consensus among the US military leaders and administration that, if they wish to end the conflict in Afghanistan, they must negotiate an agreement, rather than continue to fight.”

Originally published at on March 4, 2020.

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