What Are the Prospects for Indian-German Cooperation on Afghanistan?

A Conversation with Aryaman Bhatnagar

Recorded in May 2019

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In May 2019, American and Taliban negotiators began a new round of peace talks in Doha, Qatar, hoping to settle the nearly two-decade long conflict in Afghanistan. The talks are aimed at securing a lasting peace agreement that includes Taliban guarantees regarding terrorism and a phased withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. Like many others with an interest in resolving the conflict, India and Germany will be paying close attention.

In this episode, Joel Sandhu from the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) talks to Aryaman Bhatnagar about Afghanistan’s recent peace talks, their relevance to Indian and German Afghan policy, and where the two can collaborate. Aryaman is a former project manager and advisor for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung India’s Peace and Security program, a Global Governance Futures 2027 Alumni, and a German Chancellor Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), where he focuses on Germany’s foreign policy and its engagement with Afghanistan.

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