Four steps to Afghan reconciliation


Stephen J. Hadley, the U.S. national security adviser from 2005 to 2009, is chair of the United States Institute of Peace board of directors. Andrew Wilder is the organization’s vice president for South and Central Asia programs.

The horrific bombings in Kabul this past week that killed and wounded hundreds of civilians are a grim reminder that there are enormous challenges ahead in Afghanistan. But a recent 10-day visit to the region convinced us that there is also still a real possibility of a path to peace.