December 31, 2012

What 2012 Meant for Afghanistan

Ahmed Rashid, BBC News

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After nearly a year of tense relations between all the major players in Afghanistan, there was at the end of 2012 a flurry of diplomatic activity that once again raised expectations for peace.

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