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Afghanistan: talking with the Taliban

Afghanistan: talking with the Taliban

Dialogue between the Afghan government and insurgents is ongoing, but how did talks begin? How did the government identify who to talk with? And what is so special about this insurgency? In this podcast, we address these questions and more.

This is the first podcast of two recorded during our meeting in December 2010 about Talking while fighting: conditions and modalities.

Contributors are:

Shahmahmood Miakhel, Country Director, United States Institute of Peace; Former Deputy Minister of the Interior, Kabul

Waliullah Rahmani, Co-founder and Director, Kabul Centre for Strategic Studies, Kabul

Mohammad Yama, Programmes Implementation Manager, Afghan Government's Independent Directorate of Local Governance, Kabul

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