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Will Mullah Omar’s Death Help the Islamic State?

The Taliban leader's death only means a new chapter in the fight against jihadist violence.

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Dead or Alive, Mullah Omar Is a Relic

The Taliban leader helped shelter bin Laden, but he wasn't as brutal as the thugs ISIS is recruiting inside Afghanistan.

The South Asia Channel

Who’s in Charge of the Taliban?

The newest round of rumors over Mullah Omar’s demise is spreading like wildfire. And if Omar really is dead, understanding Akhtar Mansour -- arguably the Taliban’s number two man -- is vital for the upcoming peace talks.

The South Asia Channel

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.

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