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Familiar Issues Cloud the Prospects for Afghan Peace

Feb 26, 2019 | 11:00 GMT
Participants attend the opening of two-day talks between the Taliban and Afghan opposition representatives at the President Hotel in Moscow on Feb. 5, 2019.

Participants attend the opening of two-day talks between the Taliban and Afghan opposition representatives at the President Hotel in Moscow on Feb. 5, 2019. The Taliban refuse to recognize the government in Kabul, and that's a major roadblock to peace.

(YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. and the Taliban are sitting down to talk, but two stubborn sticking points -- a U.S. troop withdrawal and recognition of the government in Kabul -- continue to stand in the way of a breakthrough. ...

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