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The Afghan war: Trump and Putin battle for Uzbek support

As the year 2017 ends, the Afghan war is approaching an inflection point. The bloodiest year of the 17-year-old war is about to begin. The pep talk given by US Vice-President Mike Pence at Bagram airbase on Thursday harped on about “victory” and “winning” as the objective of the war. Pence claimed that the US […]