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Bargaining Peace With The Taliban

Bargaining peace with the Taliban

Russia has tactfully used the centennial of Moscow-Kabul diplomatic relations to bargain peace with the Taliban. In the name of this moot, Kremlin has hosted the Taliban for informal peace…

The Taliban return

Having fought for over 17 years, the US and the Afghan Taliban are well on course to finally turning swords into ploughshares. Only a cataclysmic event can bring the current…

The Anatomy Of A Taliban Ceasefire

The anatomy of a Taliban ceasefire

After months of regional stalemate, two events in June offer a potential roadmap for achieving a working peace.  The first was the Taliban’s decision to accept Afghan President Ghani’s offer…

Advantage Taliban

The war in Afghanistan is showing little sign of a seasonal let-up. As a successful Taliban campaign quashes hopes for a quick and easy settlement, the jury is still out…