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Against odds, a push for Afghan peace talks

Major players sharply divided as effort resumes

KABUL — Suddenly, the effort to strike a deal with the Taliban is very publicly back on the front burner.

After the process was frozen for months last year as fighting raged in Afghanistan and election-year politics consumed US attention, diplomats and political leaders from eight countries are now mounting the most concerted campaign to date to bring the Afghan government and its Taliban foes together to negotiate a peace deal.

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