Monthly Archives: August 2007

The General, the Minister, and the Taliban

Brig.-Gen. Guy Laroche, currently Canada’s top military commander in Afghanistan, puts it simply:[i] “I don’t talk to the Taliban.” In the same Canadian Press report, Foreign Minister Maxime Bernier is just as categorical: “Canada does not negotiate with terrorists, for … Continue reading

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Getting on with “talking to the Taliban”

It was a particularly arresting headline that warranted the further search: “Taliban, US in new round of peace talks.” Syed Saleem Shahzad, the Pakistan Bureau Chief of the Asia Times Online, has been writing a series of articles on continuing … Continue reading

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Looking for compromise in the US-India nuclear deal

On August 3, 2007 the United States and India set out the details of their proposed Agreement for Cooperation on Peaceful uses of Nuclear Energy. This “123 agreement”[i] would bring significantly more of India’s civilian nuclear facilities under an international … Continue reading

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