The United States has choices to respond to the Russian bounty program in Afghanistan, but it's best options might be the ones people won't hear about.
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Moscow’s bounty program fits a pattern of Russian policy in Afghanistan rooted in the country’s desire to maintain influence in its near abroad.
Despite tensions with the Trump administration, Pakistan has become an important intermediary in negotiations with the Taliban.
The Taliban left Doha with an advantage and is now raising the pressure on the Afghan government.
The agreement with the Taliban calls for U.S. troops to withdraw entirely, but some conditions in the deal may prevent that.
The organization's leader was arrested, then his successor. Now it will try to regroup.
The deal signed in Doha is a major achievement, but will require rigorous enforcement of the terms to succeed.
With this U.N. Security Council vote, the U.S. has made good on a promise included in the peace agreement with the Taliban. But many are skeptical of the deal.
The U.S.-Taliban peace agreement technically conditions U.S. military withdrawal on the Taliban’s agreement to deny al-Qaeda the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist safe haven. But the agreement is lopsided.