Afghanistan: Under the Taliban 1994-2001 & the Rise of the Religious Warriors and Their Al Qaeda Allies
- Dorronsoro, Gilles. Revolution Unending: Afghanistan, 1979 to Present. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005). Dense, authoritative study.
- Gutman, Roy. How We Missed the Story: Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Hijacking of Afghanistan (Washington, DC: USIP Press, 2008).
- Maley, William, ed. Fundamentalism Reborn? Afghanistan and the Taliban. (New York: New York University Press, 1998).
- Rashid, Ahmed. Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001. (Paperback Edition)
- Zaeef, Abdul Salam. My Life with the Taliban. Edited by Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn. (NewYork: Hurst/Columbia University Press, 2010)
- Cullison, Alan and Andrew Higgins. "Inside al Qaeda's Afghan Turmoil." Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2002.
- Pyes, Craig and William Rempel. "Slowly Stalking an Afghan ‘Lion.'" Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2002. This is the best account of the plan to assassinate Ahmad Shah Massoud, which was a prelude to the 9/11 attacks.
- Sirrs, Julie. "The Taliban's International Ambitions." Middle East Quarterly 8.3, Summer 2001. Academic Search Premier.
- George Washington University's National Security Archive has a useful collection of declassified U.S. State Department documents about the Taliban.