Discussion Paper No. 18: Emerging Divisions within the Taliban and its Implications for Peace and Security in Afghanistan

By Neha Dwivedi


The paper aims to assess the complex forces that drive the most influential insurgent movement and analyse its implications on the reconciliation and reintegration process. In an attempt to determine the reasons causing the divisions, the paper will address deep questions about the Taliban movement. An assessment would be done to understand the tribal and regional characteristics in the overall structuring of the movement. Furthermore, the paper will discuss the involvement of multiple actors in the negotiation process and the impact it has on Taliban.

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