The Afghan Peace Process: What is at stake?

Talk March 15, 2011 7:00 PM
At what stage are peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban and what role is the international community playing?
Following recent reports of talks to discuss peace proposals aimed at ending the fighting in London we will be looking at the peace process and examining what the price will be for people in Afghanistan.

What are the demands of the Taliban and what will it mean for the people of Afghanistan, including women who have until now been left out of the peace process?

Chaired by David Loyn, BBC international development correspondent.


Rachel Reid, Afghanistan researcher fro Human Rights Watch;

Shaykh Abdullah Anas Bashir, founder of The TARUF Association and a veteran of the Afghan Jihad;

Karen Pierce, FCO Director for South Asia and Afghanistan and UK SRAP;

Emal Pasarly, multimedia editor for the BBC Pashto-Persian service.


Picture credit: Frontline Club founder Vaughan Smith