U.S. Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad has ended the seventh round of talks with the Taliban in Doha, Qatar. Intra-Afghan talks were also held in between negotiations on the Taliban’s terms. Though Afghan government officials were present, they only participated in their personal capacities. India’s ex-envoy to Kabul Vivek Katju analyses the situation with SNI Associate Editor Amitabh P Revi. He speaks about U.S. President Donald Trump’s determination to reach a deal, the sidelining of the Afghan government so far, Pakistan being back in Washington’s good books and what New Delhi should be doing diplomatically.