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The “New” Taliban: A Changing of Ideology or Strategy?

  Tuesday, August 15, 2023

By Shakiba Mahryaar

This article was originally written five months after the collapse of Afghan government. However, due to security threats, I could not publish it. Now, it is almost two years since the return of the Taliban. As I have said before, and even now,...

Counting the Costs: Unveiling the Consequences of the War Economy on Afghanistan’s Political Landscape from 2001-21

  Tuesday, August 08, 2023

By Elham Kabir

The conflict in Afghanistan, spanning two decades from 2001 to 2021, was the longest war in US history. It was also NATO's longest deployment, and the UN's longest peacekeeping mission. The "War on Terror" in Afghanistan resulted in an e...

Flimsy Fortresses: A Reflection on The Collapse of Afghanistan’s Political Systems During The Past Five Decades

  Monday, July 31, 2023

By Abdul Saboor Sitez

Humans are intelligent and social beings. Social awareness has allowed people to use their wisdom to better manage affairs and start forming institutions, which in the present age is a phen...

A Contemplation on The Fundamentals of Legitimacy of The Taliban’s Political System: Survival or Collapse?

  Tuesday, July 25, 2023

By Mohammad Ali Hussaini

The discussion about the legitimacy of governments and their function have attracted the attention of philosophers, political scientists and sociologists for a long time. As one of the most fundamental topics of philos...

The Taliban’s Takeover of the government: Assessing the Crucial Implications for the People of Afghanistan

  Wednesday, July 12, 2023

By Hassan Reza Rezaye

The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has brought fundamental changes to the governmental system of the last two decade. It has wrecked major developmental infrastructures and people are now dealing with even more severe challenges in their d...