●USA-Taliban Peace Deal: Doha Agreement 2020
•United States has signed a historic deal with Taliban insurgents that could pave the way for ending the 18-year-war in Afghanistan.
[The agreement set out a course for the next 14 months.]
•The deal was signed in Doha (Qatar) and thus termed as Doha Agreement.
•Comprehensive Ceasefire between the Afghan Government and Taliban.
•Timeline for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Afghanistan will be carried out, provided the Taliban adhere to their security guarantees and ceasefire.
•Taliban has the ultimate goal of imposing Sharia in their respective regions. [This is in conflict with what the people in Afghanistan want.]
•Afghanistan has its own Constitution and people want to be governed as per the Constitution. [This will make any peace deal that they would have, unsustainable.]
•The Taliban will hardly share power with the Afghan Government. [Thus it is quite possible that even after the peace deal, the country will be back to civil war again]
One more point:)
•The deal also promises to take Taliban leaders off the UN Security Council’s sanctions list, which could considerably bring down the number of terrorists harboured by Pakistan. [This might benefit Pakistan during the June 2020 FATF Plenary.]