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Hours After Killing 48 People in Bombings, the Taliban Says It Wants to Restart Peace Talks

In The News, 18 September 2019
Afghanistan
Umer Karim, visiting fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, a UK-based security think tank, told VICE News that in carrying out the attacks while calling for the resumption of talks, the Taliban was acting according to a familiar logic.“They’re saying we’re happy to resume talks — but they’re also sending a signal that when they are sitting around the table, they’ll be there in a position of strength.”

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Umer Karim
Visiting Fellow, Pakistan

Umer Karim is a visiting fellow at RUSI where he focuses on Pakistan's evolving political and security environment within its... read more