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US fast-tracks stalled Afghan peace process: Five things to know

Share power with Taliban or bear costs, Blinken tells President Ghani

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, center, meets with President Joe Biden, left, and Vice President Kamala Harris at the State Department on Feb. 4. (Photo courtesy of the State Department)

WASHINGTON -- Even as the Indo-Pacific emerges as a likely new theater of future armed conflict, America's longest war drags on in the landlocked mountains of Afghanistan.

With a Trump-era agreement with the Taliban still in effect, and as the May 1 deadline for the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan looms and violence escalates, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has proposed a series of measures to revive the stalled Afghan peace process.

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