'Soft Necks Will Not Be Slaughtered': Why the Afghan War Needs Peace Talks

Abdulhai remembers his father being killed by the Taliban. “Anyone who takes up a weapon in revenge, whether the Talib or any other, is acting like the Talibs who murdered my father,” he says, in a matter of fact way. “The solution does not lie in taking revenge, but in people coming together like the people of Egypt to defend themselves in a nonviolent way.”

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Why the US Should Honor the Courageous Afghan Peace Volunteers

I am grateful that officials at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore have considered my visa re-application in light of the surprising write-in campaign on my behalf, and have kindly granted me a U.S. visitor's visa.

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