The new Biden administration is reviewing a deal between its predecessor and the Taliban for a May 1 deadline to pull all American troops out of the country.
President Ashraf Ghani is holding up a tentative agreement on the talks’ framework, some officials say. His aides say no agreement was near.
Sometimes money is the only form of justice for those who lost loved ones in Afghanistan’s unending war.
Months of delays over issues as big as prisoner swaps and as small as haircuts, with extra coronavirus complications, made the Afghan flight to meet the Taliban no sure bet.
President Ashraf Ghani gave his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, the leading role in the peace process with the Taliban and a 50 percent share in the cabinet.
A just political order in Afghanistan needs decentralization of power and an equitable distribution of resources among its people.