This paper discusses the impact of the Taliban’s exclusion from both Bonn Conferences (2001 & 2011) on Afghanistan’s state-building process and prolonged humanitarian disaster consequences. It outlines the current challenges facing the democratic institutions of Afghanistan due to the non-recognition and exclusionist polices adopted by the United States and its partner forces. It reviews the background to these challenges focusing on an interpretive framework and ripeness theoretical tool for conflict analysis to examine and analyze the impact of marginalization of Taliban on them. It also focuses on the overall political dynamics of protracted Afghan war. By developing an understanding the dynamics of the issue, it endeavors to find an elucidation for this prolonged exclusion of the Taliban and long lasting human massacres along with its domestic and fast-paced adverse impact on regional and global polity. Lastly, this study endorses the need of negotiation and peace talks among confronting parties in order to offset the ongoing human atrocities in Afghanistan.
Sajjad Ahmed, Osaka University, Japan
Stream: Politics P1. Political Participation and Representation
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