Afghanistan: why the Taliban can’t be defeated | The Economist

After almost 20 years of war with America, the Taliban control ever more territory in Afghanistan. Why has America failed to defeat them? Read more here:

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Further reading:

“Mapping Taliban control in Afghanistan“ Long War Journal

Hub of Afghanistan coverage by The Economist:

“Donald Trump tries again to reach a deal with the Afghan Taliban” The Economist, November 30th 2019:

“Why no one can afford to call off peace talks in Afghanistan” The Economist, November 16th 2019:

“Violence in Afghanistan last year was worse than in Syria” The Economist, August 17th 2019:

“America and the Taliban inch towards a peace deal in Afghanistan” The Economist, August 7th 2019:

“Why Afghanistan’s government is losing the war with the Taliban” The Economist, May 18th 2019:

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