World update: February 13 2018

ASIA AFGHANISTAN The AP is reporting that Afghan authorities are maintaining two separate tracks of back-channel contacts with the Taliban, one via the country’s intelligence chief┬áMohammed Masoom Stanekzai and the other via Ashraf Ghani’s national security adviser,┬áMohammad Hanif Atmar. The existence of these channels leaves open the possibility of a resumption of peace talks, but… Continue reading World update: February 13 2018