Ready for Peace? The Afghan Taliban after a Decade of War -RUSI Paper
Despite high-profile success on the battlefield, interviews with Taliban personnel reveal substantial discord within the group.
This briefing paper argues that:
- The Taliban movement is in disarray. The new leader, Maulawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, is widely viewed as weak and ineffective.
- Several factions within the Taliban are vying for power. The Mansour network, which is based in Helmand and claims to be backed by Iran and Russia, has risen to become the most dynamic …. Read more on Rusi.org