Decoding the Taliban’s Anti-Persianism
By Javeed Ahwar
The Taliban’s anti-Persian stance is rooted in their educational and cultural background, but also reflects a longstanding desire by successive Afghan governments to displace the Persian language.
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
By Ahmad Bilal Khalil
Historically, Kabul has had many different motives for engaging with Pakistani Pashtuns.