The Taliban are not the only ones cool to Afghan President Hamid Karzai's invitation to hold talks; Washington has also adopted a cautious approach to such suggestions even as President Barack Obama voices his support for outreach to those militants who renounce violence.
In November 2015, Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of the Breitbart News Network, a far-right news and opinion site. In the course of the conversation, Bannon made the startling assertion that Silicon Valley has far too many Asian CEOs. An ominous portent of things to come? It certainly seems so today.