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A Glimmer of Hope for Afghanistan

The Taliban is harder to fight, but it could be easier to negotiate with.

The thin green line.

Photographer: NASIR WAQIF/AFP/Getty Images

If there's any good news about Kunduz, the city in northern Afghanistan that has been the scene of a fierce battle this week, it's this: The Taliban is consolidating under new leadership, which may enable a resumption of the peace talks that are the country's only real hope for ending decades of conflict.

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