The war in Afghanistan, which has been raging for nearly 17 years, is experiencing its first-ever ceasefire — two, in fact.
The details: The first one, implemented today, was declared by the Afghan government. The second one, announced by the Taliban, will go into effect soon. Both will be brief and will mark the end of the Ramadan holiday.
The big picture: Any ceasefire in Afghanistan, no matter how fleeting, is a good thing. But while these truces set a hopeful precedent, they won’t lead to long-term peace anytime soon.