U.s. Not Giving Up On Taliban Peace Talks

When it comes to negotiating with the Taliban, it's always one step forward, two steps back.

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  • Have US-NATO soldiers been honored by Terrorists as Sri Lanka’s Military Officer has?
    What have they achieved from the initial zero-sum rhetoric of ‘you are either with us or against us’ branding the Taliban as evil? A Multi-billion dollar Program Takhim e-Solh (Strengthening Peace ... money in exchange for giving up arms & now the ...
    06/16/2018 - 3:18 pm | View Link
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    06/15/2018 - 11:39 am | View Link
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    One such bombing, claimed by ISIS, killed 14 people at the entrance to the clerics’ peace tent in the capital Kabul ... If anything, it will make the Taliban even stronger by giving it some breathing room and time to regroup and reload,” Kugelman ...
    06/8/2018 - 12:33 pm | View Link
  • U.S. sees opportunity as Afghans halt Taliban fight
    BRUSSELS — The Afghan government’s unilateral halt to attacks on the Taliban is giving U.S. counterterrorism forces a ... to something more substantial and improve prospects for actual peace negotiations. The Taliban has insisted that it would ...
    06/8/2018 - 11:11 am | View Link
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  • Opinion | An Unprecedented Peace Offer to the Taliban ...
    The Afghan government has invited the Taliban to join peace talks without ... We believe that this offer will give the Taliban the ... U.S . politics ...
    06/8/2018 - 4:40 pm | View Website
  • Afghanistan cease-fire with Taliban gives US military ...
    Top American commanders say Afghans' unilateral cease-fire will give U.S ... spoke with measured optimism about prospects for compelling the Taliban to enter peace ...
    06/8/2018 - 5:42 am | View Website
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    03/21/2018 - 1:39 am | View Website
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    03/12/2018 - 11:08 am | View Website
  • Is peace in Afghanistan within reach? (Opinion)
    The Taliban's willingness to begin peace talks could be a ... the United States has been trying furiously to achieve the first goal while giving only ...
    03/7/2018 - 8:27 am | View Website
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