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Abdullah Stresses Importance of Inclusivity in Fragile Afghan-Taliban Peace Talks

After 19 years of fighting, peace talks between Afghan leaders and the Taliban are finally set to begin. Previous attempts to find a political settlement to end the U.S.-led war have gone nowhere, but with President Trump making an all-out push to get U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, his administration forged a deal with the Taliban earlier this year that paved the way for intra-Afghan talks to begin.

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Canada’s new ambassador talks trade, a former White House social secretary talks protocol, China splits transatlantic relations and much more.

Pakistani Envoy Talks Kashmir, Coronavirus

We caught up with Pakistani Ambassador Asad Majeed Khan recently for our Global 360 webcast to get an update on the situation in Kashmir, which on Aug. 5 marked the one-year anniversary of the revocation of Article 370.

Belarus: Change, At Last?

Elections in Belarus — home to what is often referred to as Europe’s last dictatorship — are pretty much a foregone conclusion. President Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the former Soviet Republic with an iron fist for 26 years. But the presidential race on Aug. 9 has shaped up to be anything but predictable.

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