Ex-Envoy: Our ‘Conditions-Based’ Deal With Taliban Gave Way to a ‘Calendar-Based’ Approach

patrick.goodenough | October 24, 2021
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Former U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, in his first interview since resigning, repeatedly drew a distinction beween the “conditions-based” agreement he signed with the Taliban early last year and the “calendar-based” approach that ultimately governed the chaotic end of the U.S. engagement there.