Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Peace talks still in limbo despite swap

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AP, 16 June 2014

Obama has made “encouraging, if vague” gestures toward helping with Afghan-led peace talks, said Kate Clark of the Kabul-based Afghan [sic] Analysts Network, who has tracked events in the country for years. “In reality. though, the U.S. is on its way out and the swap looks like a clearing up of unfinished business before its troops leave at the end of 2014. Whether the release of the five men might now aid reconciliation is unknown. They may be useful for negotiations or many years in detention may have hardened them to thoughts of compromise.”