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Talking to the Taliban and the trust deficit | Nushin Arbabzadah, guardian.co.uk

The recent killing of four French troops at the hands of a rogue Afghan soldier resumed public debate over the lack of trust between Afghans and their international allies. After all, this was only the most recent of a series of similar acts of brutal betrayal that resulted in the killing of the very foreigners who are there to help Afghans.

The trust issue is obviously of vital importance, given that we are talking about warfare and life and death scenarios where reliance on one’s allies is crucial for survival. The question that naturally comes to mind is: given such alarming incidents of treachery, can foreigners still trust Afghans?

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