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Before Taliban: Genealogies of the Afghan Jihad

University of California Press: Electronic Editions (last mentioned in the April 18, 2000 Scout Report for the Social Sciences) has recently provided online access to the newly released book Before Taliban: Genealogies of the Afghan Jihad by David B. Edwards. The text consists of seven chapters, along with an introduction, glossary, and bibliography. The chapters are divided into three sections...
Lindh Pleads Guilty and Strikes a Surprising Deal

John Walker Lindh, the Californian who converted to Islam and became a warrior for Afghanistan's Taliban, pleaded guilty to two charges in a surprise deal that will send him to prison for 20 years, making him eligible for parole in 17 years. Under the agreement, the government dropped nine of the 10 charges against Lindh -- three of which carried life sentences, including conspiracy to murder...
Frontline: Return of the Taliban

After the fall of the Taliban, a number of political experts and scholars discussed a scenario in which the Taliban and elements of Al Qaeda would set up command centers in nearby Pakistan. This episode of Frontline takes a very close look into that situation, and visitors can watch the program in its entirety here. The site also offers up a number of other features, including a detailed map of...