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US-Taliban talks: Is Afghanistan ready for real peace?

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Christian Science Monitor, 15 February 2019

In this article reviewing the US-Taleban peace negotiations and its outcome so far, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted as saying:

The result, says Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network in Kabul, is that much more needs to be done.

“Let’s not expect that all the mess of 40 years of conflicts in Afghanistan can be cleaned out in six months, because in the last 17 years there was progress here and there, but also new problems,” he says.

“We are at the very beginning of a very long way, and it is not a smooth path,” says Mr. Ruttig. “There is potential conflict about every meter of that way, because it is about rights, about what a future state should look like.”