Posted by: Christian | October 25, 2008

A Brief History of Negotiating with the Taliban

I’ve written a entry at CTlab about the the Taliban’s history of negotiating:

Should the Afghan government and the international community seek a negotiated settlement with the insurgency? Recently it seems that every second newspaper op-ed on Afghanistan carries the message that negotiating with the Taliban is the best or only option to resolve the conflict in Afghanistan. So I would like to provide the historical context for any potential negotiations with the leadership of the Taliban, particularly its habitual pattern of negotiating in bad faith.

Read the entire entry here.


  1. The Taliban and their like do not negotiate anything they engage in strategic conversation while they rest and rearm then will attack you again. (from behind if possible)


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