Trump’s “peace talks” with the Taliban have ended in violence and acrimony

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has undergone a miraculous reversal of fortune in the lead up to his bid for re-election on September 28. The death of a so-called “peace process” – a year of talks between the administration of Donald J. Trump and the leadership of the terrorist Taliban group – has seen Ghani return from a frosty exile on the periphery of political relevance to become, once more, the man most likely to win the presidency for another five years.