He argues that the London Conference has united the international community around the idea that it needs to "provide sufficient security for development while at the same time allowing foreign forces to leave."
He then discusses who has been talking with the Taliban, how much, and for what reasons.
The column ends with this:
Go take a look. Overall, I found it disjointed--thoughts?
"Nato's job in this surge of commitment is to make sure that the Afghans do not just increase their dependency on the West, but actually take charge, become responsible and make themselves accountable for their actions.
President Karzai should realise this is a tougher job than talking to the Taliban."