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How Peace Between Afghanistan and the Taliban Foundered [and Norway’s peace diplomacy]


The New York Times, 26 December 2016

Mujib Mashal has located the Norwegian diplomat, a former missionary in Pakistan, who told him how he built relations of trust to Pakistani and Afghan clerics, among them Taleban, and opened up a channel for Norway’s peace diplomacy that attempted to bring about direct Kabul-Taleban talks and peace on Afghanistan – and that it failed against US rejection and, later, military escalation as well as Pakistan’s spoiler role.

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