What To Make Of The Taliban Ceasefire In Pakistan?

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Context

A media discussion on VOA Dewa Radio’s Pashto program Washington2Khyber hosted by Rahman Bunairee. The debate evaluates various angles of the month long ceasefire announced by the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) on March 1.

Are the Taliban attempting to buy time and are they sincere about peace? Moreover, how are the circumstances of Afghanistan, and the resurgence of Iran in the Middle East, influencing the tactics and strategies of various players?

The commentary includes:

Arif Ansar – Chief Analyst, PoliTact, Brigadier (R) Asad Munir – Former Senior Intelligence Official in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and FATA, Dr. Mohammad Taqi – Columnist Daily Times

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