James Dobbins

US envoy for Afghanistan James Dobbins steps down

The US special envoy for Afghanistan is stepping down from his post and will be replaced by his deputy, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday.

Jul 02, 2014, 19:56 PM IST

US hopes security agreement with Afghanistan by Oct: Dobbins

The United States hopes that the bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan, which would pave the way for an enduring American presence there, could be reached in October, the Obama Administration has said.

Sep 17, 2013, 10:02 AM IST

Taliban unwilling to engage with US or any country: Dobbins

In the aftermath of the failed Doha peace process, the Taliban leadership is unwilling to hold peace talks with the US or for any other country, a top American diplomat has said.

Sep 17, 2013, 09:59 AM IST

India-Pakistan conflict would be disastrous: Dobbins

Any conflict between the nuclear-armed India and Pakistan would be disastrous not only for the two South Asian neighbours but also the region and the world.

Sep 17, 2013, 09:13 AM IST

US `outraged` over how the Taliban office opened: Envoy

US envoy James Dobbins on Monday said Washington was outraged at how the Taliban opened an office in Qatar that was intended as a first step towards a peace deal in Afghanistan.

Jun 25, 2013, 00:29 AM IST

US warns Taliban as envoy heads to Qatar

The United States warned that it could call on the Taliban to close an office in Qatar unless it shows more commitment to reconciliation in Afghanistan.

Jun 22, 2013, 21:06 PM IST

Dobbins to join Kerry in Doha, no word on US-Taliban talk

US Special Representative for Afghan and Pak James Dobbins has left for Doha to join the Secretary of State John Kerry in his talks with the Qatari officials, but there is no official word on the US-Taliban direct talks.

Jun 22, 2013, 08:50 AM IST

James Dobbins appointed US Envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan

James F Dobbins, a veteran US diplomat with a history of difficult assignments from Kosovo to Somalia, will be the new special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

May 04, 2013, 11:32 AM IST