Tuesday, 10 July 2012 14:04

VIEWPOINTS: Afghanistan’s Peace Talks Stalling for Lack of Initiative

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In recent months Kabul, Washington and the Taliban have made overtures to work out a negotiated settlement for Afghanistan and plan the impending exit of foreign
troops from the country. Yet those gestures have not been followed through and the prospects are not getting any better – as the spate of recent violent episodes and perverted behaviour of some US soldiers over the war dead have shown. Time is running out and any further episodes will exacerbate the tension that flared up with the Qur’ān burning, the March 2012 massacre of 17 civilians, and the most daring Taliban attack on 15 April 2012 of five locations in as many provinces........ Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)


The early version of this article appeared in The New Straits Times  (Kuala Lumpur) on 02 May 2012.

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