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Afghanistan: It’s Only Getting Worse

Posted August 10th, 2016 at 11:34 am (UTC-4)
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Afghanistan was already one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a civilian, but the findings of the investigation were even worse than observers and U.S. officials expected…After providing nearly $70 billion in security assistance, Washington is still looking at an Afghanistan that cannot sustain itself…

Time to Negotiate in Afghanistan

Posted June 25th, 2015 at 12:19 pm (UTC-4)
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Since 2001, opportunities for peace talks have come and gone. Sometimes, the process has stalled for political reasons … such as the United States’ reticence to engage with the Taliban. Other times, discussions have broken down due to miscommunications or a lack of political consensus … But this time may be different.