PoliTact’s Arif Ansar was a guest on a VOA Urdu video program ‘Jehan Rang’ on July 27 hosted by Asad Hassan. The program focused on what to expect from the upcoming second meeting (expected on July 30) of the Afghan peace talks that got initiated in Murree, Pakistan on July 8. The panel also included Stratfor’s adviser for Middle East, South Asian affairs Kamran Bokhari and Pakistan’s former ambassador to Afghanistan Rustam Shah Mohmand.
Various angles of the peace talks were covered, including:
– What are the key demands of the Afghan Taliban?
– Which factions of the Afghan Taliban are taking part in the talks and is there unity amongst the groups?
– What is the role of China and Pakistan in the talks?
– What are the major challenges facing the talks?