19 June 2013
ABC News 24
US officials have announced their intention to meet with Taliban leaders in the next few months for direct peace talks, a serious step forward in the Afghanistan conflict. Lecturer Adam Lockyer discusses the latest developments and what we can expect from the talks.
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