Painted portrait of Mullah Mohammad Omar.

Painted portrait of Mullah Mohammad Omar.

Mullah Mohammad Omar, the longtime head of the Taliban in Afghanistan, was confirmed dead last week. A new leader has taken his place, but questions remain about how the transition in leadership will affect the Taliban’s position and strategy, as well as peace talks with the Afghan government that began in July. We explore what may change for Afghanistan now that new leadership is in charge of the Taliban.


  • Ali Latifi Afghanistan Correspondent, L.A. Times

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