Communication and Strategy of the Afghan Taliban, from the perspective of its leadership

Communication and Strategy of the Afghan Taliban, from the perspective of its leadership

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Summary

As a result of a more limited military presence of the Netherlands in Afghanistan the Dutch information position regarding the Taliban has decreased as well. Realizing that insight in the developments in Afghanistan in general and the Taliban in particular will remain relevant to the Netherlands, the question rises to what extent the public communication by the Taliban could provide insight into the (future) positioning and conduct of this organization. This general question is divided into the following two research questions:

  1. To what extent is Taliban communication about their ideology, goals and strategy in line with their actual conduct?
  2. Can Taliban communication be used as a means to forecast the future positioning and conduct of this organization?

Publication data

Author(s):
Wessels, G., Leede, S.A.M. de, Bakker, E.
Organization(s):
Centre for Terrorism en Contraterrorism - University Leiden, WODC
Place of publication:
Den Haag
Publisher:
Centre for Terrorism en Contraterrorism - University Leiden
Year of publication:
2015

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Address:
Universiteit Leiden - Centrum voor Terrorisme en Contraterrorisme
Phone:
06-52337250
Website:
www.campusdenhaag.nl/ctc