International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Adverse Role of US in Afghan Peace Process after 2001
Hameedullah Nasrat

Peace and security have been a nightmare scenario for Afghanistan in the last four decades. After more than nineteen years of incessant war with the Taliban and other insurgent groups, the United States was ultimately compelled to negotiate a peace deal. It is argued among other reasons that it has been unsuccessful in its pursuit of eliminating terrorism and securing peace in the region because of its face-saving priorities and reputation considerations. This was particularly visible in its decision to deliberately exclude the Afghan national government and other regional stakeholders from numerous peace talks with the Taliban. This fundamentally punctured the likelihood of a generally acceptable and durable peace deal. It reflected the US malign tactics in bolstering spoilers of peace in Afghanistan. The Afghan national government in its effort to bring stability to the country now faces the risk of exacerbated civil strife. This paper argues that the adverse impact of the United States role on the peace process in Afghanistan.

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