What’s next for the United States in Afghanistan? on January 1, 2019Zalmay Khalilzad is likely not a happy man right now. Khalilzad, the US special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, had been on an urgent mission: Launch a peace process with the Taliban, and launch it soon. With US President Donald Trump eager to wind down the war, Washington has been eager to get a deal to give the president cover for a withdrawal. Khalilzad had made some progress. He … [Read more...] about What’s next for the United States in Afghanistan?