What Taliban deal might look like

As the United States and the Taliban attempt direct talks in hopes of ending the 17-year Afghan War, analysts say the Taliban’s control over large parts of the country has emboldened them to ask a high price for their cooperation.Any talks now are in the preliminary stages, but interviews with former militants and researchers, along with dispatches from unofficial peace conferences, provide insight into what the Taliban, the Kabul government and the U.S. will ask for during negotiations.

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