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Questions tagged [taliban]

Questions concerning the political, religious and terrorist organisation in Afganistan and Pakistan.

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Should India engage with the Taliban? [closed]

In an interesting article in a leading newspaper of India the authors express their views on how the US’s plan to pull out of Afghanistan is an appropriate time to re-examine the idea of enabling its ...
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What was the premise behind the Bush/Obama administration's “we don't negotiate with terrorists” sentiment?

Many scholars and policymakers state that negotiating with terrorist groups legitimizes them, their goals and their methods. They assert that such negotiations incite violence, weaken democratic ...
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Were balloons banned by the Taliban?

I came across the following annotation to Simon Norfolk's "Former Teahouse in a Park, Kabul": Banned by the Taliban, balloons have emerged as one of the symbols of freedom from authoritarian rule ...