Why are the Taliban so resilient?

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Nematullah Bizhan, Senior Research Associate and 2014-16 Global Leaders Fellow, was was recently part of the BBC's The Inquiry, a radio programme that investigates trends, forces, and ideas that shape the world. He spoke on an episode that explored why the Taliban are so resilient.

The Taliban have staged devastating attacks in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, in recent weeks. And a BBC study has discovered the group is active across the majority of the country – pushing beyond its traditional southern stronghold into eastern, western and northern parts. Seventeen years after the Taliban were toppled by a US-led invasion, it is clear the insurgent group has not been defeated. 

Listen to the episode here