13 iulie 2018

Can Uzbekistan Help Mediate the Afghan Conflict?


On June 19, 2018, Uzbekistan invited representatives of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s government and the Taliban to hold peace talks in Tashkent on Afghanistan’s political future. This call for dialogue was triggered by the Taliban’s acquiescence to a three-day ceasefire with Ghani in early June. As Uzbekistan hosted major Afghanistan peace talks in March, Tashkent’s call for further dialogue was widely viewed as a reaffirmation of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s desire to increase [...]