Pashtun people/Related Articles
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- Durand Line : A boundary line between 19th century Afghanistan and India, disputed then and now, and now forming the boundary between Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as the border of Balochistan Province
- Afghanistan : A Islamic republic in Central Asia, with an unstable but elected government; borders China, Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan
- Pakistan : Country in southern Asia, established as a Muslim state split from India in 1947, bordering the Arabian Sea to the south, India to the east, Iran and Afghanistan to the west, and China to the north.
- Durrani : One of the two major tribes of the Pashtun people
- Ghilzai : One of the two major tribes of the Pashtun people, rivals of the Durrani who founded the monarchy and retain leadership roles
- Lodhi : A Pashtun tribe, a sub-group of the larger Ghilzais of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- Hamid Karzai : President of Afghanistan, who took interim office in 2002, was reelected to a full five-year term in 2004, and gained another term after a disputed election in August 2009; Pashtun of the Durrani tribe
- Taliban : Salafist Islamic militia, governing Afghanistan 1996–2001; still fighting in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
- Quetta Shura : The core Afghan Taliban leadership group believed to be in Quetta, Pakistan, after being driven out of Afghanistan, and still led by Mullah Omar; leadership over native Pakistani Taliban is not clear
- Haqqani Network : An insurgent group, now in its second generation of leadership, on the Afghan-Pakistani border; more tribal than religious but with an alliance with Taliban factions
- Northern Alliance : A military alliance against the Taliban in Afghanistan's civil war, which, with U.S. assistance, drove it from power in the Afghanistan War (2001-)
- Tajik : An ethnic group of Central Asia, culturally Persian and speaking the Dari dialect of Farsi; they are the dominant group of Tajikistan and the second largest ethnic group of Afghanistan
- Afghan and Pakistani local forces : In Afghanistan and Pakistan, especially within Pashtun culture, tribes will raise local forces variously as akarbai (community police), lashkar (fighters for a common threat) and paid militias