Trump’s US-Taliban move pushes Afghans toward fragile vote

President Donald Trump’s sudden halt to US Taliban talkslooks like a gift to the beleaguered Afghan president, who has insisted…

President Donald Trump’s sudden halt to US Taliban talkslooks like a gift to the beleaguered Afghan president, who has insisted on holding a key election in less than three weeks’ time despite widespread expectations that a peace deal would push it aside. Now, with an agreement to end America’s longest war on hold, Afghanistan suddenly faces a presidential vote amid warnings that it’s not ready — and the threat of even more violence.

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