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Prisoner exchange ‘strengthens hand of Taliban in Doha’

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The National (Dubai), 22 June 2014

I this article about the Taleban prisoners released to Qatar and about Qatar’s foreign policy role, AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted as saying:

“Qatar is a state that can control its borders, said Kate Clark, a senior Kabul-based researcher with the Afghan Analysts Network. “You’ve seen how difficult it is to meet these guys, or even talk to them. “Doha really is a safehaven for them for now.”