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Who Are The Taliban?

While the fighting in Afghanistan continues there is talk, too, of a negotiated peace. Edward Stourton discovers what dealing with the Taliban would really mean.

While the fighting in Afghanistan continues there is talk, too, of a negotiated peace. But do we really understand who the Taliban are, what they want and how they fit into Afghan society? Edward Stourton discovers what dealing with the Taliban would really mean.

Contributors:

Ahmed Rashid, Pakistani writer

Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Royal United Services Institute

Sam Zarifi, Asia Pacific director, Amnesty International

Thomas Ruttig, former UN political director, Kabul

Alex Van Linschote, Dutch writer

Michael Semple, regional specialist on Afghanistan and Pakistan

Felix Kuehn, writer

Horia Mosadiq, Afghanistan researcher, Amnesty International.

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30 minutes

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Sun 28 Mar 2010 21:30

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