Once Again, Trump Lurches to End a War, But Troops Remain - Defense One

Monday, September 9, 2019

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President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to cancel peace negotiations with the Taliban has thrown the uncertainty of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan into stark relief and raised questions about the president’s commitment to his own avowed mission to...

Has the peace process in Afghanistan collapsed? - Al Jazeera

Sunday, September 8, 2019

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Talks to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan appeared to be making progress, but the negotiations are now at risk. The Taliban and the United States came up with a draft deal after nearly a year of discussions in Qatar, and the US's chief negotiator sounded...

France offers Iran a huge loan amid confrontation with US - PRI

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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France is offering to lend $15 billion to Iran to help it cope with US sanctions. But Iran is threatening to ramp up its nuclear activities. How can the French initiative bring an end to the US-Iran confrontation? Host Marco Werman speaks with Iran scholar, Robin Wright.

What is Trump's Afghanistan strategy? - MSNBC

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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United States Institute of Peace senior program officer Johnny Walsh joins MTP Daily to discuss President Trump’s Afghanistan strategy after the administration announced an agreement in principle with the Taliban in which 5,000 U.S. troops would leave in 135 days.

Khalilzad Edges Closer to Pact With Taliban - Foreign Policy

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. special representative for Afghan reconciliation, is on the verge of an agreement with the Taliban that would pave the way for the withdrawal of some 14,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan in exchange for guarantees that the war-wracked nation would...