The war in Afghanistan will only end through a political settlement rather than a military victory. But that still remains a long way off. There is a need for preliminary talks with the opposition to seek a political solution to the Afghan war. The only way the opposition will come to the table is when they reach the conclusion that they cannot win militarily. In this book I answer many questions that help the reader to understand the current situation in Afghanistan. I also answer questions about what a new future for my home country could look like. Importantly I also address questions about the kinds of strategies required for this vision to be realized. NATO for a number of years has been a strong supporter of the notion that the mission in Afghanistan cannot be won by military means or by combat means alone. There also needs to be a political strategy. The author of this book has been a strong supporter of reconciliation, reintegration and rapprochement efforts and we are seeing very early signs of some progress. My hope is that this book will help more people to have a shared vision with me for a peaceful, just and prosperous Afghanistan.