David Loyn

International

Punch-up at the palace: why the Taliban is tearing itself apart

Furniture and large thermos flasks full of hot green tea were thrown

By David Loyn

International

How stable is the Taliban government?

The failure to form an inclusive administration means that the Taliban will have to rule by force as they do not have wide consent

By David Loyn

International

The West is being played by the Taliban

Our politicians and media are treating the Taliban’s pronouncements as if the group can be held to account

By David Loyn

Middle East

How the Taliban will govern Afghanistan

The Taliban talk of an Islamic Emirate to govern Afghanistan again, but it remains very unclear what that means

By David Loyn

International

Panjshir valley and the last resistance to the Taliban

The war became part of the fabric of Panjshir after seven failed attempts by Soviet forces to take the valley in the 1980s

By David Loyn

International

What went wrong in Afghanistan

Corruption was entrenched in Afghanistan at the start of the conflict 20 years ago

By David Loyn

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