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PESHAWAR, Pakistan – On a recent fall morning, hundreds of families pile atop trucks packed to the brim, clutching what remains of their life's possessions beneath them. The vehicles line up alo...
Peace talks with the Afghan Taliban are once again on Kabul's agenda. During Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to Islamabad earlier this month, both Afghanistan and Pakistan committed to work together to restart the process. Pakistan's role in this renewed attempt is naturally going to be under strict scrutiny. However, if the Taliban does accept the offer of resuming the talks, then there are various Taliban-specific variables that deserve more attention than Pakistan.