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The Taliban Think They Have Already Won, Peace Deal or Not

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New York Times, 30 March 2021

A quote from AAN research by Thomas Ruttig in this article:

In some areas under Taliban control, they have permitted schools for girls to continue operating, Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, pointed out in a recent paper — though, he notes, this may be driven more by political imperative than a softening of ideology.