Tag Archives: Negotiations

Canada Cautiously Supporting Afghan Peace Talks

With peace talks under way between the Afghan government and representatives of the Taliban and other insurgent groups, cautious support is emerging from Canadian officials. But despite the indicated support, any backing from Canada is tempered with the caveat that “a deal must result in a central government that is not under Taliban control.”  Additionally, […]

Afghan Reconciliation to be a Priority?

In a recent article appearing in the Ottawa Citizen, Brian Hutchinson outlines comments made by the Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan, regarding Canada’s role in the country post-2011. Ambassador Ron Hoffmann indicated reconciliation between Taliban insurgents and an elected Afghan government will be a priority for Canadians, even without a military presence in the country. Canadian […]