Timeline of Afghanistan’s Peace Parade Extravaganza

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansour ‘open to talks’ – BBC …
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34322125
BBC
Sep 22, 2015

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/what-could-mullah-mohammad-omars-death-mean-for-the-taliban-talks
The New Yorker
Jul 29, 2015

China to Host Next Afghan-Taliban Talks
http://www.voanews.com/…to…taliban…talks/2876960.html
Voice of America
July 24, 2015

Hamid Karzai seen as increasing threat to Afghanistan’s …
http://www.theguardian.com › World › Afghanistan
The Guardian
Jul 12, 2015

Afghan delegation travels to Pakistan for first known talks …
http://www.theguardian.com › World › Afghanistan
The Guardian
Jul 7, 2015

Taliban and Afghan Peace Officials Have Secret Talks in …
http://www.nytimes.com/…/taliban-and-afghan-peace-offici…The New York Times
May 25, 2015

Taliban and Afghan officials hold ‘reconciliation’ talks in Qatar
http://www.theguardian.com › World › Afghanistan
The Guardian
May 2, 2015

Afghan delegation heads to Qatar for talks with the Taliban …
http://www.theguardian.com › World › Afghanistan
The Guardian
May 1, 2015

Pakistan Condemns Afghan Taliban; Ghani: Let Taliban Be Part of Peace Talks … – Foreign Policy (blog)
Fri, 01 May 2015

Afghanistan reported close to direct peace talks with Taliban …
http://www.latimes.com/…/la-fg-afghanistan-peace-talks-tali…
Los Angeles Times
Feb 23, 2015

Quest For Afghan Stability: China and Pakistan Join Hands
http://www.riazhaq.com/2015/02/quest-for-afghan-stability-china-and.html
Feb 12, 2015

Dec. 28, 2014–combat mission in Afghanistan is ending

Operation Zarb-e-Azb was launched on 15 June 2014 in North Waziristan along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border

June 1, 2014–US-Taliban prisoner exchange will help peace: Afghan official–

GOP blasts Obama for Taliban negotiation | TheHill
thehill.com/…/207835-republicans-blast-obama-for-negotiating-…
The Hill
May 31, 2014

Taliban negotiator under house arrest in UAE, says … – Dawn
http://www.dawn.com/news/1100524
DAWN
Apr 17, 2014 Agha Jan Mutassim

Pakistan holds peace talks with Taliban:
http://www.csmonitor.com/…/Pakistan-holds-pea…
The Christian Science Monitor
Mar 26, 2014 – The Pakistani government opened its first direct talks with the Pakistan Taliban today

Pakistan: Informal Afghan Peace Talks Are ‘A Good Start’
http://www.voanews.com/…afghan-peace…/1861531.html
Voice of America
Feb 28, 2014

Karzai-Sharif Talks: In Pursuit of a Common Ground on …
outlookafghanistan.net/topics.php?post_id=8755
Nov 30, 2013

Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, is a retired four-star rank army general, served as the Chief of Army Staff to 29 November 2013

Nov 23, 2013 Afghan high peace council receive special Taliban message by Baradar

Nov 2, 2013–US drone kills leader of Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah

Afghan Peace Team to Visit Taliban Commander — Naharnet
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/103794
Naharnet
Oct 30, 2013 – Afghan negotiators seeking peace with the Taliban will soon travel to Pakistan for their first meeting with key militant commander Mullah Baradar

2013/sep/21, Pakistan releases top Afghan Taliban prisoner in effort to boost peace process

Taliban Close Controversial Qatar Office
AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 09.08.2013

Afghan Negotiators Boycott Talks With Taliban – Sky News
news.sky.com/…/afghan-negotiators-boycott-talks-with-taliban
Sky News
Jun 21, 2013 – The Afghan government says the Taliban is not interested in peace but in taking control of the country

June 19, 2013–Karzai withdrawal from Afghan peace talks leaves tough road ahead

US to hold landmark peace talks with the Taliban | The …
http://www.thenational.ae/…/us-to-hold-landmark-peace-talks-wit…
The National
Jun 19, 2013

Taliban Agrees to Join Peace Talks with U.S. – ABC News
abcnews.go.com › Politics
Jun 18, 2013

‘The Americans have been Dishonest Negotiators’ says …
therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com…
The Real News
Jun 16, 2013

Afghanistan peace negotiator killed in bombing – latimes
articles.latimes.com/…/la-fg-wn-afghanistan-peace-negotiator-killed-in-b…
May 1, 2013

Karzai Opponents In Talks With Taliban 03/18/2013

Afghan negotiator welcomes release of Taliban – Al Jazeera …
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/…/20131114295871268.html
Al Jazeera
Jan 1, 2013 – Afghan peace negotiators have welcomed the release of eight Taliban prisoners who had been held in Pakista

Top Afghan negotiator optimistic over peace process …
http://www.khaama.com/top-afghan-negotiator-optimistic-over-p…
Khaama Press
Jan 1, 2013 – Mohammad Masoon Stanekzai A senior Afghan high peace council official said he was cautiously optimistic

Pakistan may release senior Taliban leader Mullah Baradar– Nov 16 2012

Peace Talks With the Taliban – The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/…/peace-talks-with-the-taliban.h…
The New York Times
Oct 4, 2012

01 September 2012–Talks with [Pakistan] govt suspended: TTP leader
“Senior militant commander, Maulvi Faqir, has said that his group has called off talks with the government which was ‘playing tricks’…
‘The government contacted me and some other TTP leaders through intermediaries.'”

Afghan peace negotiator Arsala Rahmani shot dead – BBC …
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-18049265
BBC
May 13, 2012

Govt. peace negotiator killed in Kunar bombing
Maulvi Mohammad Hashim Munib
Apr 06, 2012

Taliban To Open Office In Qatar
AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and PATRICK QUINN | Posted 03.04.2012

Afghanistan Taliban ready to open political headquarters …
news.nationalpost.com/…/taliban-ready-to-open-political-he…
National Post
Dec 18, 2011

Turkey hosts Afghanistan-Pakistan talks, hopes to reduce …
http://www.todayszaman.com/diplomacy_turkey-hosts-afghanis…
Today’s Zaman
Nov 1, 2011

Top Afghan Peace Negotiator Killed – WSJ
http://www.wsj.com/…/SB100014240531119041067045…The Wall Street Journal
Sep 21, 2011 – KABUL, Afghanistan—Former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani

Afghanistan peace talks go quiet | GlobalPost
http://www.globalpost.com/…/afghanistan/…/afghanistan-peace-talks-derailed
Aug 12, 2011 – Peace negotiations between Taliban and US stall as Taliban negotiator goes missing.

10 Aug 2011–Secret peace talks between US and Taliban collapse over leaks

” the identity of the Taliban’s chief negotiator were deliberately leaked by ‘paranoid’ Afghan government figures… held in Germany and Qatar earlier this year between Tayeb Agha, Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s former private secretary, and senior officials from the US State Department and Central Intelligence Agency.”

Taliban Join High-Level Afghan Peace Talks
New York Times | DEXTER FILKINS | Posted 05.25.2011

Jan 24, 2011–Col Imam executed?

New Leaders for the Taliban –Jan 16, 2011

Taliban Leader in Peace Talks Was an Impostor – The New …
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/23/world/…/23kabul.htmlThe New York Times
Nov 22, 2010

Sep 4, 2010–Karzai established HPC

Apr 2, 2010 Col. Imam: An Alternative View of the Afghan Campaign

“Earlier in 2010 Brig. Tarar broke silence giving rare interviews to local Pakistani, Western (New York Times) and Russian (Russian TV) media. The main cause of these interviews seem to be part of a Taliban attempt to deal with the new American strategy, that moves to convince the ‘people of Afghanistan’ to withdraw from the fight, lay down their arms and accept NATO’s terms.”

March 26, 2010–Col. Imam and former ISI official Khalid Khwaja were kidnapped on their way to North Waziristan by a previously unknown militant group calling themselves the Asian Tigers

Mustafa Zahir Shah (SEE: Mar. 10, 2010–Pakistan, US agree on new Afghan set-up).]

“Islamabad has agreed to untangle the complicated jihadist network fabricated by General Ziaul Haq in 1979…Pakistan has already started delivering and brick-by-brick demolition of Jehadi infrastructure has already set in motion…The arrests of top Taliban commanders from Mulla Abdul Ghani Baradar two weeks ago to Abu Yehya Gadan over the weekend is a testament to Islamabad’s sincere commitment with this new approach.”

Feb. 12, 2010–Marja offensive launched

Feb. 5, 2010–Baradar arrested in Karachi by Pakistan and CIA

January 25, 2010–Pakistan’s former spymaster: U.S. must talk to Mullah Omar

Operation Rah-e-Nijat South Waziristan area of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas that began on June 19, 2009