Suhail Shaheen was educated at Kabul University and is a fluent English speaker and prolific writer. He edited the English- language, state-owned Kabul Times during the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, before being appointed Deputy Ambassador at the Afghan Embassy in Pakistan. He now serves as spokesman for the Taliban Political Office in Qatar.
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Suhail Shaheen is not employed by or affiliated with Conciliation Resources. Opinions expressed by him in contributions to the Accord Issue 27: Incremental Peace in Afghanistan, are his own.