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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    02/7/2018 - 5:18 pm | View Link
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  • Taliban
    The Taliban (Pashto: طالبان ‬ ‎ ṭālibān "students"), alternatively spelled Taleban, which refers to itself as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA ...
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