Photo Gallery: Secret Talks with the Taliban
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Photo Gallery: Secret Talks with the Taliban

Talking to the Enemy How German Diplomats Opened Channel to Taliban

After months of secret negotiations, the Taliban are opening a political office in Qatar, a first step toward peace talks between the US and the group. The breakthrough was largely due to painstaking German diplomacy. But it could be years before the initiative bears fruit.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan