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Sizing Up the Taliban

September 14, 2021

Episode Notes:

To discuss the current state of the Taliban after its takeover of Afghanistan, we’re joined today by Andrew Watkins. Andrew is a senior expert with U.S. Institute of Peace in their Afghanistan program. Before that, he was a senior analyst on Afghanistan for the International Crisis Group. Andrew has worked in Afghanistan with the U.N. mission, humanitarian groups, and the State Department.

Andrew Watkins, “Taliban Fragmentation: A Figment of Your Imagination?”, War on the Rocks, Sept. 4, 2019

 

[ 00:40 ] Assessment of Taliban

[ 02:30 ] Taliban unity

[ 04:35 ] Pakistan-Taliban ties

[ 07:00 ] Where the Taliban goes from here

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