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Afghanistan’s peace talks stuck in an unending quagmire

A year after the United States approved a new policy deploying additional troops in Afghanistan, the situation remains grim. The writ of the national-unity government (NUG) holds mainly in provincial and district capitals. Though US troop presence is still technically in a “training, advice and assistance” role, there are no time constraints for their withdrawal. […]