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19 May 2014
Dateline Kabul
Talibanís Spring Offensive: Are the ANSF Prepared?

Mariam Safi analyses the Afghan National Security Forces' preparedness to tackle the Taliban's spring offensive this year
14 February 2014
Taliban Tracker
TTP under Mullah Fazlullah: What Next for the Pakistani Taliban?

D Suba Chandran analyses the implications of Mullah Fazlullah's accession as the head of the Pakistani Taliban leadership, for the outfit.
7 February 2014
Taliban Tracker
Talks with the TTP: How Far will the State Go?

D Suba Chandran analyses the likely course of the Pakistani State's negotiations with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, and the potential outcomes of the same.
8 January 2013
Af-Pak Diary: Decoding Hakimullah Mehsudís Talks Offer
D Suba Chandran analyses the strategic implications of Hakimullah's recent video message
26 September 2011
Af-Pak Diary: From Ahmad Shah Massoud to Rabbani
D Suba Chandran points to an emerging trend in the assassination of political leaders by the Taliban
23 February 2011
Can the Taliban be convinced to renounce al Qaeda?
Radha Vinod Raju explores the prospects of Taliban’s renunciation of al Qaeda
22 October 2010
Iranís Role in the Taliban Negotiations: Q&A
Siddharth Ramana examines Iran's involvement in the Taliban negotiations
9 July 2008
Q&A: Attack on Indian Embassy in Kabul
Andres Angel and Siddharth Ramana profile the attack on the Indian diplomatic mission in Afghanistan
17 February 2006
Suicide Terrorism in Afghanistan: Taliban's New Game Plan
Supriya Singh highlights the rising incidence of suicide attacks in Afghanistan and elucidates the Taliban's rationale for employing this tactic

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