Afghanistan: Talking to the Taliban

There was worldwide relief when, six years ago, in the wake of the Al Qaeda attacks on America, western-backed forces dislodged the Taliban from government in Afghanistan. Now, with NATO severely stretched against the insurgents, it might be sound strategy to think the unthinkable. But is it really time to talk to the Taliban?

The World Today Updated 15 October 2020 Published 1 November 2007 4 minute READ

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