Afghanistan's Bonn Conference: 4 things you need to know

On Dec. 5, leaders from Afghanistan, NATO, and neighboring countries will meet in Bonn, Germany, to discuss the future of Afghanistan after US troops withdraw.

2. Is the upcoming Bonn Conference as important as the first?

A number of analysts have criticized the decision to host the conference in Bonn on the 10-year anniversary of the original conference.

Roughly once a year there are international conferences that gather Afghan and international leaders to discuss progress and the future of the country, without making any pivotal decisions. Many people say that the upcoming Bonn Conference will be no different, but argue that calling it Bonn II raises expectations that are unlikely to be met.

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