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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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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 Talking for the Taliban?

The Afghan government's discussions with the Taliban earlier this month sparked hope for an eventual peace process, but were those in attendance speaking on behalf of the Taliban? Or will rifts between the Taliban's political office in Doha and the factions in the field prove fatal to negotiations?

The South Asia Channel

Terrorists on the Dais: How Terrorists Exploit the Media

By covering terrorist attacks in never-ending news cycles, journalists are playing into the terrorists’ strategy.

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