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Taliban Commanders Key to Peace With Afghanistan
November 03, 2016

Taliban Commanders Key to Peace With Afghanistan

By Shawn Snow
A factionalized Taliban adds another dynamic to a complicated peace process in Afghanistan.

Haibatullah Akhundzada and the Resurgence of the Taliban
June 04, 2016

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
June 01, 2016

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.

5 Reasons Why Helmand Matters to the Taliban
May 31, 2016

5 Reasons Why Helmand Matters to the Taliban

By Najibullah Noorzai and Naqeebullah Miakhel
Will Kabul be able to thwart the Taliban from taking control of Helmand?

The Legacy of Mullah Mansour
May 27, 2016

The Legacy of Mullah Mansour

By Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam
What Mansour's life and death meant for the Taliban, and hopes of peace.

Killing Mullah Mansour Might Have Been All About the Haqqani Network
May 26, 2016

Killing Mullah Mansour Might Have Been All About the Haqqani Network

By Umair Jamal
For the new leadership of the Afghan Taliban, the peace process won't even be a back-burner issue.

Taliban Announce New Leader After Mullah Mansour's Death
May 25, 2016

Taliban Announce New Leader After Mullah Mansour's Death

By Ankit Panda
Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada will succeed Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as the Taliban's leader.
Revealed: How US Drones Found Taliban Chief Mullah Mansour
May 25, 2016

Revealed: How US Drones Found Taliban Chief Mullah Mansour

By Ankit Panda
The strike against Mansour was the result of carefully cultivated human and signals intelligence in Balochistan.

With Mullah Mansour Out of the Picture, Is Peace Near for Afghanistan?
May 24, 2016

With Mullah Mansour Out of the Picture, Is Peace Near for Afghanistan?

By Samimullah Arif
After Mullah Mansour's death, the Taliban must cut a deal with the Afghan government.

The US Drone Strike That Killed Mullah Mansour: How, Why, and What's Next
May 24, 2016

The US Drone Strike That Killed Mullah Mansour: How, Why, and What's Next

By Ankit Panda
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz discuss the U.S. drone strike on Mullah Mansour.

4 Questions After the Drone Strike That Killed Mullah Mansour
May 23, 2016

4 Questions After the Drone Strike That Killed Mullah Mansour

By Ankit Panda
With Mullah Mansour out of the picture, what's next for Afghanistan's long war against the Taliban?
Taliban Head Mullah Mansour Likely Killed in US Drone Strike
May 22, 2016

Taliban Head Mullah Mansour Likely Killed in US Drone Strike

By Ankit Panda
Mullah Mansour, who became the Taliban's leader last year, has likely been killed in a drone strike.

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