CMES Panel: The Taliban Endorse Trump: American Choices in Afghanistan’s Peace Process

November 11, 2020 Hamish Falconer, Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellow ‘20, Yale University Mohammad “Musa” Mahmodi, Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellow ‘20, Yale University Moderated by Naysan Adlparvar, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University Can peace talks in Afghanistan succeed? Is the establishment of a misogynist Taliban theocracy in Afghanistan inevitable? What choices face the next US administration and what hope is there for a ceasefire? Dr. Naysan Adlparvar talks with World Fellows Musa Mahmodi the former director of Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission and Hamish Falconer, a former British diplomat about Afghanistan’s peace talks, which have been running for over a month in Qatar. With a Taliban offensive in the south, terrorist attacks in Kabul, and ongoing US efforts to negotiate a reduction in violence floundering, the approach of the next American administration will be vital. Following his late-night tweet claiming that all US troops in Afghanistan would be home by Christmas, the Taliban have endorsed President Trump. Where next for US policy in Afghanistan?