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How the Taliban’s Rivalry With ISIS Is Shaping the Afghan Peace Talks


The Islamic State still poses a lingering threat to peace and stability in Afghanistan, so it remains a key consideration for the Taliban, even shaping their priorities and tactics during their ongoing negotiations with the Afghan government and the United States. Ultimately, the rivalry between these groups reflects the Taliban’s enduring motivations: dominating the jihad in Afghanistan and, with it, the country itself.

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