The United States intends, along with the members of the United Nations Security Council, to “remove Taliban members from the sanctions list to achieve this goal by May 29, 2020” – and Washington in particular wants to withdraw the U.S. sanctions group by August 27, 2020. The United States has pledged to withdraw all its armed forces – as well as allies, partners and civil security personnel – within 14 months of the signing of the agreement, until the Taliban proves its commitment to the agreement. Probably in good faith, the United States also committed to move its troops to 8,600 and withdraw them from 5 military bases within the first 135 days. The men inspect the scene of an explosion at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, on June 12, 2020. Jamille Bigio`s blog and guest blogger for women around the world 5 October 2020 Women from around the world The agreement also provides that the Taliban and the Afghan government will begin a “dialogue and negotiations” on 10 March 2020, a date that is already unclear. The specific themes of this “dialogue and negotiations” are not specified, but they should at least include the role of the Taliban in a future Afghan government, the role of Islamic law in the Afghan constitution, the protection and rights of women and other minorities and, ultimately, the direction of the country. As a precursor to intra-Afghan negotiations, the agreement states that the United States is ready to cooperate “with all parties concerned” in the release of war prisoners and political prisoners. The agreement provided that the Afghan government would release 5,000 Taliban prisoners by March 10, 2020 and that the Taliban would release 1,000 Afghan prisoners. The release of the prisoners is described as a “spokesman for trust” to stimulate talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. Despite the peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban, insurgent attacks on Afghan security forces have reportedly intensified in the country. In the 45 days following the agreement (between March 1 and April 15, 2020), the Taliban carried out more than 4,500 attacks in Afghanistan, an increase of more than 70% over the same period last year. More than 900 Afghan security forces were killed during this period, compared to about 520 in the same period the previous year. Meanwhile, as a result of the agreement, the number of offensives and airstrikes by Afghan and U.S. forces against the Taliban has decreased significantly, from about 1,660 in the same period last year. Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said that while the Taliban had stopped carrying out attacks against U.S.-led coalition forces in Afghanistan, the violence was still “unacceptable” and “not conducive to a diplomatic solution.” He added: “We have continued to carry out defensive attacks to defend our partners in the region, and we will continue to do so.”  The Center for Preventive Action provided an accessible overview of peace negotiations in Afghanistan, including the U.S.-Taliban agreement, the joint statement of the U.S. Afghan government, and the ongoing internal process. On May 17, 2020, Ghani signed a power-sharing agreement with his rival Abdullah Abdullah. The agreement ended the long-running dispute over the outcome of Afghanistan`s 2019 presidential elections and put Abdullah in charge of peace negotiations.  On 13 July 2020, Afghan security forces inspected the site of a car bomb explosion near the destroyed Afghan secret service office building in Aybak, Afghanistan. Continued violence on both sides remains an obstacle to a final peace agreement. During the preliminary talks, the Taliban continued to fight on the battlefield and launched terrorist attacks in the capital and also threatened the 2019 Afghan presidential elections on September 28.  According to U.S.
Air Force statistics released in February 2020, the United States dropped more bombs on Afghanistan in 2019 than since 2013.  Second, the agreement between the United States and the Taliban and the joint declaration recognize that the Taliban and the