Warlords of Afghanistan
Matt Weems, illustrator and armchair statesman, offers profiles and caricatures of the local and foreign leaders who have vied for power in Afghanistan since the 1980s.
Afghan Civil War (1978-Present)
Considers the history of the Afghan Civil War, with emphasis on the rise of the Taliban and the involvement of Osama bin Laden.
BBC News: Afghan Powerbrokers - Who's Who
Brief profiles of some of the men on all sides of the struggle for power in Afghanistan, from Taleban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar to former king Zahir Shah.