January 4, 2012

The Taliban: Opening Offices and Options

The Guardian, The Guardian

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The success of the Afghan group's planned political office in Qatar will be measured in the number of U-turns it and the U.S. are prepared to perform.

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TAGGED: Taliban, Afghanistan, Qatar


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