Will talking to the Taliban help to bring peace to Afghanistan? [GALLO/GETTY]

Will talking to the Taliban make a decided difference in Afghanistan and which Taliban members should Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, bring to the table?

As Nato and Afghan forces prepare for a highly publicised assault on the Taliban-held city of Marja the Riz Khan show examines the new strategy for Afghan reconciliation.


Joining the programme are Tamim Ansary, an Afghan-American commentator and best-selling author of Destiny Disrupted, and Matthew Hoh, the former senior US foreign service officer in Afghanistan who resigned citing his disagreement with the war there.

This episode of the Riz Khan show airs from Monday, February 8, 2010 at the following times GMT: Monday: 2030; Tuesday: 0030, 0530, 1130.

Source: Al Jazeera