Table Tennis for the Taliban Do Exit Programs for Islamists Actually Work?

It sounds like a promising idea: Instead of confronting the Taliban on the battlefield, why not pay them to give up violence? But such programs have been tried before, and they have one major disadvantage: They tend only to work when the insurgents are already losing.
Von Peter Neumann
The site of one of two ancient Buddha statues in Bamiyan province in Afghanistan. The Taliban destroyed the statues in late 2001.

The site of one of two ancient Buddha statues in Bamiyan province in Afghanistan. The Taliban destroyed the statues in late 2001.

Foto: SHAH MARAI/ AFP
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