Bilal Sarwary lives in Kabul. A former longtime producer and reporter for the BBC World Service, he has also appeared regularly on France 24, Radio New Zealand, Turkish Radio and Television, CNN, CBC, and Al Jazeera English.
After 18 Years of War, the Taliban Has the Upper Hand in Afghanistan Peace Talks
For many observers, the negotiations register as a defeat — recognition that the Taliban has not only survived, but will be central to Afghanistan’s future.
Voices“We Want to Survive”: Afghans Warily Anticipate Trump’s Withdrawal of Thousands of U.S. Troops
Some Afghans fear that fewer U.S. troops will lead to more violence, while others hope the pullout will give the country a better shot at peace.