Managing Dissent Within: The Taliban Way
By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
The hardliners within the Taliban have consolidated their position, and the specter of the group’s implosion seems improbable in the near term.
The Taliban Are Diverting Aid, But How Much?
By Catherine Putz
Ultimately, the Taliban exploit the good intentions of the U.N. and other donors whose main interest is seeing at least some aid get to the Afghan people, even if the Taliban get to claim credit.
Afghan Clerics’ Assembly Urges Recognition of Taliban Government
By Rahim Faiez
The gathering of Taliban officials and supporters warned Afghans against "any kind of cooperation" with the ISKP, the Islamic State’s Afghan affiliate.
What Role Will the Taliban’s ‘Supreme Leader’ Play in the New Government?
By Sudha Ramachandran
Akhundzada’s word will be final on all matters – political, religious, and military
Taliban Announce Acting Government Lineup
By Catherine Putz
The Taliban's “inclusive” government is made up of middle-aged male mullahs, mostly.
Trust, Naivety, and Negotiating With the Afghan Taliban
By Kambaiz Rafi
Not talking to the Taliban is counterproductive, but going too far is naïve.
US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace
By Ankit Panda
A senior U.S. State Department official visited Doha to seek out talks with the Taliban.
Does Islamic State Have a Future in the AfPak Region?
By Daud Khattak
The Islamic State's South Asia branch looks doomed to fail.
Spoilers and Peace in Afghanistan: Negotiating With the Taliban
By Shawn Snow
The biggest potential spoiler for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is Pakistan.
What to Make of China's Latest Meeting With the Taliban
By Wang Jin
China's role in Afghanistan is constructive, but not decisive.
Haibatullah Akhundzada and the Resurgence of the Taliban
By Hamzah Rifaat Hussain
Who is Haibatullah Akhundzada and what does he mean for the years-long insurgency in Afghanistan?
In Afghanistan, Time to Wage War for Peace
By Moh. Sayed Madadi
With the Taliban leadership in transition, now is the time for the Afghan government to go on the offensive.