Monthly Archives: August 2012

Response to academic questionnaire on the ‘Afghan Solution’

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

Knowing the Taliban from verse and talk

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.”

Poetry of the Taliban

Taliban commander: “I was relieved at the death of Osama”

“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

The Hidden Hand- Foreign Influence on Afghan Elections

Article published in – The daily outlook AfghanistanThe daily Afghanistan