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…