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Building on Afghanistan’s Fleeting Ceasefire

The end-of-Ramadan truce in Afghanistan was brief but encouraging, demonstrating that both Afghan government soldiers and the Taliban rank and file will respect ceasefire orders from above.

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Both sides, alongside the U.S., should now seize the opportunity to edge closer to meaningful talks about peace.

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The Afghan government, international forces, and Taliban insurgents all observed a temporary ceasefire during the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

The truce was unprecedented in Afghanistan’s long war, brought a remarkable decline in violence and…

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