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U.S. And The Taliban May Be Near A Deal. What Does That Mean For Afghanistan?

The Afghan government has been left on the sidelines as the U.S. and the Taliban have held multiple rounds of talks this year in the Gulf nation of Qatar.
Afghan Ambassador to the U.S. Roya Rahmani remembers that her country was "drained of energy" when the Taliban was in power. Source: Amr Alfiky

Nearly two decades into the war in Afghanistan, the U.S. suddenly appears to be nearing an agreement with the Taliban that could bring the remaining 14,000 U.S. troops home.

That's causing unease inside the Afghan government, which has been left on the sidelines as the U.S. and the Taliban have held multiple rounds of talks this year in the Gulf nation of Qatar. The latest round wrapped up last week without a deal, but with signs of progress.

The Afghan government says it's prepared

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