Three days of talks between Taliban representatives, the Norwegian Government and allied countries began in Oslo, Norway over the weekend. The first since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan in August last year, the talks are aimed at addressing the worsening humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.
De Lauri, a Research Professor at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, believes the Taliban have clear goals they want to achieve, including releasing international humanitarian funding. Implicitly, the Taliban is seeking recognition at the international level, says De Lauri.
Watch the interview here.
The NCHS has also published a selection of blogs on ongoing humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.