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By James Shinn

The goal of a negotiated peace in Afghanistan has been firmly embraced by way of many of the power events to a treaty. besides the fact that, arriving at an contract in regards to the sequencing, timing, and prioritization of peace phrases is perhaps tricky, given the divergence within the events' pursuits and pursuits. The U.S. aim

in those negotiations may be a strong and peaceable Afghanistan that neither hosts nor collaborates with terrorists.

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12 Even as he talks to the Pakistanis over the heads of the Taliban leadership, President Karzai is nervous that American, European, or UN diplomats may conduct negotiations with the Taliban behind his back. He considers the British to be particularly untrustworthy in this regard, which helped account for his strong opposition to the appointment of Paddy Ashdown as head the UN Mission in Afghanistan in 2008 and for his doubts about former British ambassador to Afghanistan Sherard Cowper-Coles, who was outspoken about the need to negotiate with the Taliban.

Today, 80 percent of Afghans have access to basic health care facilities, almost twice as many as in 2005. Infant mortality has dropped by one-third, and adult longevity is going up. 9 Afghans are very concerned about still-rising violence, but this too needs to be seen in some context. 10 What is an annual figure for Afghanistan would have been a typical month in Iraq, a smaller country, back in the awful days of 2006. It represents a much smaller proportion of the population than does the murder rate in many American cities.

At its root, the Taliban insurgency, to an even greater degree than the Kabul government, is an agglomeration of local patron-client networks, with district leaders commanding the allegiance of their soldiers through a combination of military skill, personal bravery, religious piety, ruthlessness, tribal connections, fundraising skills, and political guile. When a district commander is removed by force, the next commander steps up in a selection process that combines local fortitude with approval from the Taliban leadership abroad.

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