Three-power security deal sets nations at odds with each other

US soldiers

In this file photo taken on March 12, 2002, US soldiers arrive at Bagram Air Base, in Bagram. All US and Nato troops have left Bagram Air Base.

Photo credit: Roslan Rahman | AFP

We seem to be going through one of those times when nobody likes anybody (I speak of nation states), when diplomatic statements are undiplomatically spiky and even good intentions bring negative reactions.

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