August 06, 2021

How does the Taliban keep going?

By Christopher D. Kolenda

The Taliban is advancing in Afghanistan, launching major offensives to retake key cities as the last remaining US and international forces prepare to pull out. Adjunct Senior Fellow, Christopher D. Kolenda joins The Real Story on BBC World News Service to discuss the advances the Taliban has made in recent weeks.

Listen to the full conversation from the BBC.

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