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What Are the Taliban's Motives in Afghanistan?

Complete video at: Ahmad Nader Nadery, a commissioner of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, disagrees with the assumption that Taliban insurgents are fighting for inclusion in the political process in Afghanistan. "This war at best is about domination, not a desire to be included," argues Nadery. ----- This summer marks the first deadline for U.S. and international troops to begin transitioning security responsibilities to Afghan forces. While the Obama Administration views this limited withdrawal as progress, a recent report by the Century Foundation, Afghanistan: Negotiating Peace, suggests that the U.S. exit strategy in Afghanistan is doomed to fail without reconciliation negotiations with the Afghan Taliban. Can reconciliation offer a peaceful way forward for Afghanistan and its neighbors, or will compromises with the Taliban undermine long-term stability and human rights in Afghanistan? - Open Society Foundations Ahmad Nader Nadery is a Commissioner at the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. He represented Afghan Civil Society at the UN peace talks for Afghanistan in the Bonn Conference 2001. Mr. Nadery works also as the Chairperson of Fair and Free Election Foundation of Afghanistan, he is a member of advisory board to Open Society Institute (OSI) Afghanistan programs. He has written extensively on politics and human rights in Afghanistan and is a member of Board of Editors of the Oxford Journal on Transitional Justice. He served as Spokesperson for the national grand assembly (Loya Jerga) in 2002. Prior to his appointment at the AIHRC he worked as country director for the international human rights law group (Global Rights). He studied law and political sciences at the Kabul University and earned his masters degree on International Affairs from George Washington University.
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