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Questions tagged [taliban]

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

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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 ...
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Why is the Quetta Shura allowed to exist in Pakistan?

The Quetta Shura is the Afghan Taliban leadership ousted in late 2001. It has existed in Pakistan since then, although several members have been captured. Why are they allowed to remain in Pakistan?