Inside Afghanistan the main income seems to come from protection rackets and tolls, bribes or taxes. Members of the Taliban also own businesses in the United Arab Emirates, in Qatar and Saudi Arabia that produce funds. Of course everyone in Afghanistan who controls land that grows poppy, or roads over which opiates are transported makes money from protection and extortion of the drug industry, including the Taliban, but that is only part of their portfolio.

Sep 23, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Afghanistan, Pakistan

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with the Center on International Cooperation's Barnett Rubin about the future of the Taliban.

Aug 01, 2015
Barnett Rubin

Barnett Rubin speaks with AmanpourCNN’s International's flagship program for global affairs hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

CNN TRANSCRIPT Aired July 29, 2015 - 14:00:00   ET

AMANPOUR: And just ahead, for years we've wondered whether Mullah Omar was dead or alive. He hasn't been seen since around 9/11. I asked 
world renowned expert Barnett Rubin what difference his death would make now. That's next.

Jul 29, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Pakistan, South Asia

Barnett Rubin speaks with Yalda Hakim of the BBC about the reported death of Mullar Omar.

Jul 30, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Pakistan

The Afghan government and army may see Pakistan-brokered talks with the Taliban further confused by the death of Omar.

Jul 29, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan
South Asia

Since 2009, the Center on International Cooperation (CIC) at New York University has supported the development of regional approaches to Afghanistan by co-convening a series of structured dialogues among regional stakeholders. Since the initial meeting in June 2009 in Dubai, CIC has co-convened seven meetings including Istanbul (January 2010), Dubai (December 2010, April 2011), Oslo (June 2011), Dubai (September 2011), Oslo (September 2011), and Abu Dhabi (January 2013).

Feb 03, 2014
Center on International Cooperation
China, South Asia, Pakistan

In a sign that Afghanistan is rethinking its outreach efforts to Pakistan, President Ashraf Ghani has demanded that Islamabad end its longstanding support for the Afghan Taliban.

Read the full Ghandara article Amid Deteriorating Ties With Pakistan, Afghan Leader Makes Tough Demands

Jun 01, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan

“Pakistan cannot exist without coexistence between Sunni and Shia Muslims,” warns a group of senior diplomats and scholars. The group which met in US capital also warned that time was running out for Pakistan to wake up to its present predicament and begin a serious reassessment of the fundamental challenges it faced.

Read the full Dawn article Pakistan cannot exist without sectarian harmony, warn experts

May 19, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Pakistan
Crises, Pakistan

Hosted by The Century Foundation with remarks from CIC's Barnett Rubin

May 14, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan
Pakistan, South Asia

President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan is proposing to improve Afghanistan’s contentious relations with Pakistan in the hope of paving the way toward both peace with the Taliban and regional economic cooperation.

Mar 18, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan