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Christian Science Monitor, 14 August 2014

“But as with the first deal, it didn’t take long for the wheels to come off. Martine Van Biljert, a long-time resident of Kabul and researcher of Afghan politics, saw it coming. She wrote on August 9 that the slow recount process, deteriorating trust between the rival camps, and limited progress on what power-sharing would actually look like, made another crisis likely.”

Article quotes extensively on Martine van Bijlert’s recent dispatch on the second instalment of a Kerry-brokered agreement.

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