US-Taliban Peace Agreement: the need to prepare, set priorities and manage expectations: By Zubair Popalzai

The peace deal, if successful, will bring the longest, and arguably the most unpopular, war in US history, over which President Donald Trump has been haranguing his top generals, to a conclusion more than 18 years after it was launched to topple the Taliban-led Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks. This war has cost two trillion dollars, claimed the lives of 3500 US and coalition troops and 150,000 Afghans.

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