Asia/Africa update: March 5 2019

ASIA AFGHANISTANThe New York Times highlights a budding split between urban and rural Afghans over peace talks with the Taliban: As American diplomats push for a peace deal with the Taliban to end the 18-year war, a strong voice of protest, largely coming from urban centers, has been cautioning against a rushed deal that could endanger … Continue reading Asia/Africa update: March 5 2019


Asia/Africa update: February 28 2019

AFGHANISTANA group of Taliban fighters attacked a police outpost in Balkh province on Thursday, killing five police officers in what Afghan officials described as a five hour battle. US Afghan envoy Zalmay Khalilzad described this week's meetings in Doha between his team and Taliban representatives as "productive" via Twitter on Thursday. The two sides reportedly … Continue reading Asia/Africa update: February 28 2019