The global landscape has been scarred for decades by conflicts that defy both the passage of time and the efforts of armies and diplomats -- conflicts that at times seem so intractable as to appear impossible to solve.
That is why it's worth pausing to take note of a momentous, in fact, astonishing, development that has taken place in recent months: Three of the world's most durable, deadly and stubborn conflicts appear to be coming to an end. ...
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