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Taliban steals the show in Afghanistan peace talks, again

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The Australian, 22 June 2013
In a report about ‘the debacle of this week’s still-born Afghan Taliban peace talks’, the Australian daily quotes from Kate Clark’s analysis published on AAN: “We have all come to be wary of the term, ‘Afghan-led’ as on the battlefield it has often been used to describe operations which are entirely foreign. In this case, the scepticism was fully justified. This has not been an Afghan initiative, at least not an Afghan government initiative. … At the moment, one would have to conclude that the opening of this office has made the Taliban look strong, the Americans desperate and President Karzai angry.’