Can the Taliban Contain the Jihadis?

Controlling lower-level fighters may be a problem

By: Salman Rafi Sheikh

With Kabul’s fall, the Taliban’s 20-year long march to victory has finished. Questions remain, however, about consolidating power domestically and gaining legitimacy regionally and internationally, and crucially over how much hospitality they show to jihadis such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State.

While the US, UK, and EU rapidly closed…

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