Both the Taliban and US officials have said "progress" was made in the latest set of talks in Qatar, and despite continuing violence on the ground in Afghanistan, there seems to be a growing momentum to the peace negotiations. But is this really the end of the 17-year conflict in Afghanistan?
Emily Maitlis is joined by joined by former Army Colonel and former US Department of Defense advisor Chris Kolenda.
Watch the full conversation on BBC Newsnight:
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