Afghan President Hamid Karzai wants Afghan leaders to back a security deal with the US. With NATO troops set to end combat operations there next year, Kabul has negotiated a draft pact with the US.
The secretary of state made a short visit to Afghanistan to discuss the new US policy in South Asia. He told Afghan leaders he was open to peace with the Taliban if they accepted military defeat.
Germany is a highly-coveted partner on the international stage. As a respected global power, it needs a strong mandate from the upcoming elections, says former Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
It has been almost 16 years since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, and the Taliban threat shows little sign of subsiding. With his new strategy, Donald Trump would do well to look at his predecessors' problems.
Hamid Karzai has spoken out against the US decision to drop the MOAB bomb on Afghanistan. His interview comes the same day a top Trump official tours South Asia to speak with regional leaders.
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