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Afghanistan’s Fluffy Peace Jirga

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On Friday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s peace jirga came to a close after three days of discussions to secure domestic and international support for his government’s efforts to reach out to Afghan insurgents. Following an inauspicious beginning, in which insurgents tried (and failed) to disrupt proceedings with rockets and suicide bombers, the jirga endorsed Karzai’s proposals to negotiate with insurgents, despite the fact that the plan the president presented to international donors during his most recent visit to Washington was not discussed in detail in the jirga sessions.

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