Afghan security forces take part in a military operation against Islamic State in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province. Photo: Xinhua

Trump, Xi and Putin risk flames as far as Syria in Afghanistan’s stalling ceasefire of the vanities

  • Trump, Xi, Putin, the Taliban … all have stakes in a peaceful Afghanistan
  • But their failure to agree is inflaming the violence, prompting the US to mull over a no-deal exit and threatening a bonfire that stretches all the way to Syria
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Afghan security forces take part in a military operation against Islamic State in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province. Photo: Xinhua
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