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Talking to Taliban – unraveling the Catch 22

In July, US President Donald Trump directed envoys to open direct talks with the Taliban in an effort to end America’s 17-year conflict in Afghanistan, considered a rollback from the previous US position that talks must be led and controlled by the Afghan government. Talks between US envoys and members of a Taliban political commission […]

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