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Al Qaeda Boss Zawahiri Pledges Allegiance to New Taliban Leader

The announcement comes on the heels of news of Mullah Omar's death in 2013.

Argument

China’s Man in the Taliban

Why the death of Mullah Omar is bad news for Beijing.

Shadow Government

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.

Report

The Taliban’s New No. 2 Is a ‘Mix of Tony Soprano and Che Guevara’

Sirajuddin Haqqani has killed hundreds of Americans and thousands of Afghans and could ensure that his country’s future is even bloodier than its past.

The Cable

Afghanistan: Still the King of Opium

Afghanistan remains awash in opium, despite $8.2 billion in American taxpayer dollars spent since 2002 to curb its rampant drug production and trade.

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