An Afghan Tragedy: The Pashtuns, the Taliban and the State

  title={An Afghan Tragedy: The Pashtuns, the Taliban and the State},
  author={Anatol Lieven},
  pages={7 - 36}
Whatever happens in Kabul, the Taliban will remain the most powerful military and political force among the Pashtuns of Afghanistan. 


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