The United States may have lost the war in Afghanistan, but it can still salvage the peace.

To prevent Afghanistan from becoming a failed state, the U.S. must end its economic isolation of the country and, instead, jumpstart international efforts to resuscitate its collapsing economy. The U.S. also needs to develop a road map that could open the door to recognizing and working with the Taliban-led government, which, like it or not, is set to remain in control of Afghanistan for the foreseeable future.

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