Afghanistan: Sly Peace in a Failed State

Afghan civil society is deeply upset with disunity and detachment of Taliban groups - those who are tied to regional states agendas. This detachment has also left negative impacts on their fighting capabilities and public support. Regional states, the United States, NATO, Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan are active stakeholders who want peace on their own terms, while Taliban are not an independent entity to decide the future of Afghanistan, or outline long-term peace proposals.
This has created a deep problem in finding a solution to the peace problem in Afghanistan. This book is a collection of various articles written by eminent researchers on the aspects of finding a solution to the peace prospects in troubled Afghanistan.

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  • Pages: 390
  • 9789388161886 • HARDBACK • Oct 2019 • Rs.1550
  • 9789388161893 • EBOOK • Nov 2019 • Rs.695
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author details

Musa Khan Jalalzai is a journalist and research scholar. He has written extensively on Afghanistan, terrorism, nuclear and biological terrorism, human trafficking, drug trafficking, and intelligence research and analysis. He was an Executive Editor of the Daily Outlook Afghanistan from 2005-2011, and a permanent contributor in Pakistan's daily The Post, Daily Times, and The Nation, Weekly the Nation, (London). However, in 2004, US Library of Congress in its report for South Asia mentioned him as the biggest and prolific writer. He received Masters in English literature, Diploma in Geospatial Intelligence, University of Maryland, Washington DC, certificate in Surveillance Law from the University of Stanford, USA, and a diploma in Counterterrorism from Pennsylvania State University, California, the United States.

Chapter 1 Compromise, Consensus-Building and Trust: Missing Ingredients in Afghanistan’s Peace Negotiations
Chapter 2 The Afghan Peace Process: Strategic Policy Contradictions and Lacunas
Chapter 3 Revival of Peace Initiatives in Afghanistan: Implications for India
Chapter 4 Transformative President Najibullah and the National Reconciliation Policy Objectives, Operations and Obstacles
Chapter 5 Perils of US-Taliban Peace Negotiations
Chapter 6 Russia’s Afghan Policy in the Regional and Russia-West Contexts
Chapter 7 The Fatemiyoun, Zainabyoun, ISIS and the
Future of Civil War in Afghanistan
Chapter 8 IS Penetration in Afghanistan-Pakistan: Assessment, Impact and Implications
Chapter 9 Afghanistan Teeters on the Brink
Chapter 10 Taliban, Insecurity and Peace Process in Afghanistan 
Chapter 11 Challenges and Prospects for Daesh in Afghanistan and its Relations with the Taliban
Chapter 12 State-Building, Interventions and their Impact on Formal and Informal Institutions: Paradox of Contestation and Cooperation in Post-2001 Afghanistan
Chapter 13 Fragile Future: The Human Cost of Conflict in Afghanistan
Notes to Chapters