Could the U.S. and Russia get together on Afghanistan? On the face of it, that seems hardly likely given the current lows in their relationship. But both want the same thing in Afghanistan: peace and stability and it’s very likely neither would want that country to fall into China and Pakistan’s lap. They are also looking at bringing the Taliban into the mainstream but not as the dominant player. The buzz is the two sides have kept up their contacts on the issue, exchanging notes and views.