US and Taliban negotiators have agreed to a framework deal according to US chief negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad.
News of the framework deal is undoubtedly a positive sign as Washington looks to the exits after 17 years of war, casualties, and profligate expenditures. Yet it’s way too early for anyone to be celebrating the news. Only time will tell whether peace can be achieved, and historical precedents have not been favorable for the withdrawing power.
Here’s what we know so far, and what we can expect from a final deal: