Can Taliban Founder’s Release Spark Afghan Peace?

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Thomas Barfield, College of Arts & Sciences

Now that Pakistan has released Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s deputy commander and founding member speculation is growing over whether Afghanistan’s most notable militant would finally come to the negotiating table for peace talks…

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“One of the problems is we don’t know where he (Baradar) stands now and we don’t know where his status is in the movement.”

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