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Author Shinn, James, author.

Title Afghan peace talks : a primer / James Shinn, James Dobbins.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 104 pages) : color illustrations
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Series RAND Corporation monograph series ; MG1131
Rand Corporation monograph series ; MG1131.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-104).
Contents Preface -- Summary -- Introduction -- Ambivalence, convergence and negotiation: Afghan attitudes; role of external actors; Pakistan's ambivalent stance; reintegration vs reconciliation; prospects for and obstacles to agreement -- The actors: the core; the Kabul government; inner ring; outer ring -- From discussion to negotiation to implementation -- Terms of a peace accord: security; governance; terrorism; narcotics; trade and investment; positive and negative assurances -- Conclusions and recommendations.
Summary The objective of a negotiated peace has been firmly embraced by both the Afghan and American governments and endorsed by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and most of Afghanistan's neighbors. The potential parties to a treaty accept that the Taliban must be both involved in negotiations and granted some role in the resulting government. Although the priorities of all the potential parties overlap to a considerable degree, their interests and objectives vary greatly. Arriving at an agreement about the sequencing, timing, and prioritization of peace terms is likely to be difficult. The American objective in these negotiations should be a stable and peaceful Afghanistan that neither hosts nor collaborates with international terrorists. Only to the extent that other issues impinge on this objective should American negotiators be drawn into a discussion of Afghanistan's social or constitutional issues. Because the United States is poorly placed to broker a peace settlement, and because third-party assistance in overseeing the implementation of an accord will be required, the authors recommend that the United States seek the appointment of a United Nations-endorsed facilitator to promote agreement on such issues as a venue for the talks, participation, and the agenda.
Subject Afghan War (2001- ) (OCoLC)fst01695175
Peace-building -- Afghanistan.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Peace.
Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes.
HISTORY -- Military -- Afghan War (2001- )
Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes. (OCoLC)fst00894387
Peace. (OCoLC)fst01055758
Peace-building. (OCoLC)fst01055902
Afghanistan. (OCoLC)fst01205406
Law, Politics & Government.
International Relations.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Dobbins, James, 1942- author.
Rand Corporation.
Other Form: Print version: Shinn, James. Afghan peace talks. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2011 9780833058195 (DLC) 2011030896 (OCoLC)742017649
ISBN 9780833058263 (electronic bk.)
0833058266 (electronic bk.)
9780833058249 (electronic bk.)
083305824X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000048838434
AU@ 000051314502
DEBBG BV043169509
DEBBG BV044157569
DEBSZ 421528451
DEBSZ 431037930
GBVCP 1008656011
GBVCP 800209796
HEBIS 286072556
NZ1 14168838

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