NAGs Taleban


Year Formed: 1995
Year Terminated: 2012

Target States:

Ideational Characteristics:

Toppling an Existing Leadership
Change of Regime Type

External Supporters:

Saudi Arabia


United Arab Emirates

United States of America

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 143

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1146


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

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

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

___ 2006. “Nation-Building on the Cheap”. The Washington Post.

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

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

___ 2007. “Time to End the Taliban's Safe Havens”. The Washington Post.

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

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

Burns, John F. 1996. “Afghanistan's Professional Class Flees Rule by Ultra-Strict Clerics”. The New York Times.

Burns, John F. 1996. “The Fiercely Faithful -- A special report.; From Cold War, Afghans Inherit Brutal New Age”. The New York Times.

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    

Elias, Barbara. 2007. “Pakistan: "The Taliban's Godfather"?”. National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book. Web.

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

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    

Filkins, Dexter. 2002. “A Nation Challenged: Strategy; U.S. Might Pursue Qaeda And Taliban To Pakistan Lairs”. The New York Times.

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

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.

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

Hughes, Michael. 2012. “How U.S. Taxpayers Are Funding the Taliban (Updated)”. Huffington Post.

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

Jones, Seth G. 2009. “Going the Distance; The war in Afghanistan isn't doomed. We just need to rethink the insurgency”. The Washington Post.

Rashid, Ahmed. 2006. “Nato backs down over Pakistan ultimatum”. The Daily Telegraph.

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

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

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

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

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

Walt, Vivienne. 2002. “Musharraf opposes pursuits into Pakistan”. USA Today.

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

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

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