The Afghan Insurgent Group That Will Not Negotiate
The fresh clamoring over Afghan insurgents' choice to engage in "talks" with the Afghan government has obscured some rather imperative distinctions between who is talking and what the forecast are for those talks.

Two of Afghanistan's most famous insurgent groups, the Quetta Shura Taliban and the Haqqani network are both said to be participate in these "talks."

Other than the two groups are quite distinct, with diverse objectives, ideological sentiments and partnerships with radical Islamic terrorists. These distinctions make any likely deal with the Haqqanis a particularly dubious proposal.

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