NAGs

Taleban


Year Formed: 1995
Year Terminated: 2012

Target States:
Afghanistan

Ideational Characteristics:
Religious

Objectives:
Toppling an Existing Leadership
Change of Regime Type

External Supporters:

Saudi Arabia

Pakistan

United Arab Emirates

United States of America

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 143

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1146

References:

___ 1996. “Us Lines Up With Taliban Regime”. Courier Mail. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

___ 1998. “The Tribulations of Afghanistan”. The New York Times. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

___ 2003. “India claims Pakistan fosters al-Qaida”. Morning Star. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

___ 2006. “Nation-Building on the Cheap”. The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/26/AR2006052601712.html

___ 2006. “US troops to lead major attack on Taliban”. The Guardian. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

___ 2007. “End Taliban tolerance”. The Daily Telegraph. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

___ 2007. “Time to End the Taliban's Safe Havens”. The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/03/AR2007010301649.html

___ 2010. “Gates urges crackdown on Taliban safe havens”. The Australian. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

Anderson, John. 1995. “Youthful Taliban Army At Gates Of Afghan Capital”. The Guardian. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

Burns, John F. 1996. “Afghanistan's Professional Class Flees Rule by Ultra-Strict Clerics”. The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/1996/10/07/world/afghanistan-s-professional-class-flees-rule-by-ultra-strict-clerics.html

Burns, John F. 1996. “The Fiercely Faithful -- A special report.; From Cold War, Afghans Inherit Brutal New Age”. The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/1996/02/14/world/fiercely-faithful-special-report-cold-war-afghans-inherit-brutal-new-age.html

Crews, Robert D., Amin Tarzi. 2009. “The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan”. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Diebel, Linda. 2001. “U.S. puts more forces into Gulf; Unmanned plane down”. Toronto Star. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

Elias, Barbara. 2007. “Pakistan: "The Taliban's Godfather"?”. National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book. Web. http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB227/index.html

Evans, Kathy. 1996. “Warlord Blocks Taliban Path To Domination”. The Observer. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

Fielding, Nick. 2002. “Saudi royals paid bin Laden not to attack: Funds later used to train Sept. 11 terrorists, papers say”. Ottawa Citizen. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

Filkins, Dexter. 2002. “A Nation Challenged: Strategy; U.S. Might Pursue Qaeda And Taliban To Pakistan Lairs”. The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/03/21/world/a-nation-challenged-strategy-us-might-pursue-qaeda-and-taliban-to-pakistan-lairs.html

Gannon, Kathy. 2003. “Resurgent Taliban mounting growing challenge…”. The Gazette. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

Giraldo, Jeanne K., Harold A. Trinkunas. 2007. “Terrorism Financing and State Responses: A Comparative Perspective”. Redwood City: Stanford University Press.

Glick, Caroline B. 2008. “It's not personal, it's war”. The Jerusalem Post. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Our-World-Its-not-personal-its-war

Haven, Paul. 2003. “Taliban, resurgent: Afghanistan's former leaders tried to kill”. The Gazette. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

Hughes, Michael. 2012. “How U.S. Taxpayers Are Funding the Taliban (Updated)”. Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-hughes/how-us-taxpayers-are-fund_b_1556454.html

Hordernwith, Nick. 2006. “Pakistani tribes hold the key to Taliban strength”. Australian Financial Review. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

Jones, Seth G. 2009. “Going the Distance; The war in Afghanistan isn't doomed. We just need to rethink the insurgency”. The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/13/AR2009021301646.html

Rashid, Ahmed. 2006. “Nato backs down over Pakistan ultimatum”. The Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1529012/Nato-backs-down-over-Pakistan-ultimatum.html

Saikal, Amin. 2000. “Taliban sanctions need to start with Pakistan”. Sydney Morning Herald. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

Saikal, Amin. 2001. “The Afghan rebel whose warnings the US ignored”. Sydney Morning Herald. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

Sengupta, Kim. 2002. “Campaign Against Terrorism: Captured Senior Officials Interrogated By Us As Mullah Omar Hunt Continues”. The Independent. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

Stockhouse, John. 1995. “Taliban massed for assault on Kabul…”. The Globe and Mail. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

Stockhouse, John. 1998. “Pakistan denies pulling Taliban strings”. The Globe and Mail. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

Walt, Vivienne. 2002. “Musharraf opposes pursuits into Pakistan”. USA Today. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/2002/04/03/musharraf.html

Whitaker, Raymond, Tim Mchirk. 1996. “Bhutto denies aiding Taliban's advance”. The Independent. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

Yoshida, Toru. 1995.Afghans seek to hammer out peace plan themselves”. The Daily Yomiuri. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)    

Zubrzycki, John. 1996. “Taliban tighten grip on Afghanistan”. The Australian. (Accessed at lexisnexis.com)