This backgrounder documents the organization, operations, and shadow governance structures of the Quetta Shura Taliban in southern Afghanistan.
ISW President Kimberly Kagan writes about the Afghanistan troop increase in her role as a national security columnist for the Washington Examiner.
The Religious and Ethnic Composition of the Diyala Province
ISW Managing Director, James Danly, writes an opinion editorial in the New York Times regarding the dedication and time it took to build the Iraqi Army.
ISW President Kimberly Kagan joined 4 other experts to offer analysis on President Obama's speech at West Point Military Academy.
In Afghanistan, Real Leverage Starts With More Troops
By Kimberly Kagan and Frederick W. Kagan, The Washington Post, November 27, 2009
Kandahar City, Afghanistan
For more information on Kandahar City, Afghanistan, see Afghanistan Report 3: The Taliban's Campaign for Kandahar, by Carl Forsberg.