The Taliban in Afghanistan on Tuesday urged U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to continue to abide by the Doha peace agreement with the group signed during the Donald Trump administration. Leading journalist Farahnaz Forotan has launched the online campaign «My Red Line», which highlights fragile individual freedoms, which many women believe should not be assembled. «The Taliban must accept the reality of Afghanistan today, if they don`t, these peace talks will not have a real result,» she told the BBC. I followed the progress of the agreement between the United States and the Taliban in my capacity as director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. My analysis has just concluded that the implementation of the Trump administration agreement has stalled. As part of the agreement between the United States and the Taliban, talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban were scheduled to begin on March 10, 2020, after an initial prisoner exchange. However, the Afghan government had not been consulted or approved on the exchange, during which the Afghan government would commit to freeing 5,000 Taliban prisoners and freeing 1,000 prisoners from the Afghan security forces. As a result, the prisoner exchange immediately became a matter of controversy and discussions were delayed. Border crossings: Can the Taliban and Afghan leaders share peace? Based on publicly available information, I found that the Taliban met only two of the seven conditions set out in their peace agreement with the United States: the release of 1,000 Afghan prisoners and participation in talks with the Afghan government. Afghan Peace Talks: The Woman Who Negotiated with the Taliban The U.S.-Taliban agreement and the joint statement of the U.S.
Afghan government contains no provision that creates a space for civil society organizations to participate meaningfully in discussions about the country`s future. This could have an impact on the involvement of intra-Afghanistan negotiations and on the ability of the negotiations to address the concerns of the wider population. The first is the breakdown of the peace process between the Afghan government and the Taliban. A collapse can occur for several reasons.