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Top Picks: Jihadis, bombs, and a Taliban riddle

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IRIN Top picks, 29 April 2016

IRIN top picks refers to AAN’s Martine van Bijlert’s recent dispatch on president Ghani’s speech when discussing “the riddle of the Taleban peace talks.”

“What is going on with peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban? This week, President Ashraf Ghani tried to clear up his government’s position in a speech during an unprecedented joint session of both houses of parliament. At the beginning of a detailed analysis of the speech, the Afghanistan Analysts Network summed it up as taking “a hardening stance” against militants, while allowing that “the door to peace was still ajar”. To be fair, the situation is even more confusing on the other side of the bargaining table.”