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Who’s in Charge of the Taliban?

Who’s in Charge of the Taliban?

If rumors of Mullah Omar’s death are true, then understanding Akhtar Mansour -- arguably the Taliban’s No. 2 -- is crucial for Afghanistan's upcoming peace talks.

Research Returns From War

Research Returns From War

There is no welcome home for a contentious U.S. Army program -- the Human Terrain System -- as its closure renews debate on the militarization of the social sciences.

Sharif is Taken to Task at Home

Sharif is Taken to Task at Home

A meeting between Sharif and Modi at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit is hailed a victory in India but has been greeted with cautious optimism in Pakistan.

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The Shelf is a collection of the reviews of books relevant to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and the region that have been commissioned by the South ...

About South Asia Channel

The South Asia Channel, a collaboration with the New America Foundation and Johns Hopkins SAIS, features deep analysis of issues concerning Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, and covers everything from politics to business to culture.

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