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1) what factors do you think have contributed the most to the resurgence of the Taliban? How?
- The exclusion of the Taliban Movement from the 2001 peace settlement and the persecution of members of the Movement in the immediate aftermath of the toppling of their regime.
- The ideological commitment of the supporters of the Taliban Movement and the
Reflections on Publication of Poetry of the Taliban, by Alex Strick and Felix Kuehn
“Evening, the twilight arrives slowly with its lap full of red flowers;
Pink rays are spreading over the blush of sky.”
“Mawlvi”, a veteran Taliban commander, shares insights into the movement’s thinking, relations with Pakistan and Hamid Karzai’s future, in this exclusive interview from behind Afghanistan’s “iron curtain”. more
- It confirms the expectation that the Taliban would use the platform created through Qatar and the international launching of the political commission to conduct political propaganda/communications on behalf of the movement. It is primarily a re-launch of the movement on the world stage and only secondarily a move towards “reconciliation”.
In the absence of any credible roadmap towards peace, Afghanistan seems set to hold its 2014 presidential election in the middle of a war. Whether by design or default, the electoral process will be shaped by that conflict. However Afghanistan and many other countries already have ample experience of what happens when voters go to the polls in conditions of ongoing conflict. There is still time to put in place measures which can to some extent “bomb-proof” the election – i.e. ensure that the