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Are US and NATO forces gaining momentum in Afghanistan? A recent peace deal with local tribal leaders in the Sangin district - one of the main battlefields of the war - has yielded cautious optimism, but similar deals have been made in the past only to fall apart.

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On Monday's Riz Khan, we ask: Can the US bring peace by working with local tribes and how long will the latest agreement hold?

Major General Richard Mills, the commander of coalition forces in Helmand province; Abdul Salam Zaeef, the Taliban's former ambassador to Pakistan; and Matthew Hoh, the director of the Afghanistan Study Group, join the show.

You can join the conversation. Call in with your questions and comments on Monday, January 17, at our live time of 1930GMT. Repeats air the next day at 0430GMT, 0830GMT and 1430GMT.

Source: Al Jazeera