Deputy Director for Geoeconomics and Senior Associate for Northeast Asia, Asia Program
Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia
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“This is a landmark deal. It brings Afghanistan closer than ever before to launching a formal peace process to end an interminable war. The US and the Taliban had a long and fraught negotiation. But as tough as it was, the next step will be even harder. A formal peace process will require a deeply divided Afghan political class to come together with a common vision toward peace, and the Taliban will need to agree to share power within a political system it has long rejected. In effect, the US-Taliban deal was the low-hanging fruit. Now the hard work begins.”
James F. Jeffrey
Chair of the Middle East Program
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Disinformation is not a partisan problem; it's a democratic one, and it will take cooperation—cross-party, cross-sector, cross-government, and cross-border—to defeat.