Three of our Afghan guests after the show, talking about what else they wanted to say – if only there was more time!
“One hour is never enough to talk about Afghanistan!” says Naila.
We are at the Afghan cafe Ariana in Paddington where we will be broadcasting from today.
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1: Should some senior Taliban figures be taken off the US’ black list in order to facilitate negotiations?
2: If you’re country is contributing to the military and nation-building effort in Afghanistan, are you happy to commit for the next 15 years? President Karzai says that may be necessary.
3: Gordon Brown says the ‘tide must turn’ by mid-2011 in the fight against the Taliban. Does that seem like a reasonable deadline? And are you confident such a moment can be measures?
Mullah Omar, leader of the Taliban, is on this UN blacklist.
It seems the Afghan government and its allies in the US, UK etc, increasingly realise they’ll need to negotiate with him at some point.
Continue reading ‘Taliban off the blacklist: a price worth paying?’
The talking goes on, as the search for solutions to Afghanistan’s problems go on. And as World leaders gather around the table in London, a few miles down the road we’re getting around the table with young Afghans.
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