The Taliban’s Big Rebrand

  Saturday, November 27, 2021

By Bradley Devlin

The Taliban is not only courting recognition from world governments, but fealty from other branches of Islam within Afghanistan.

Now the de facto government of Afghanistan, the Taliba...

Afghanistan’s Global Entanglements

  Thursday, November 18, 2021

By Prof. Magnus Marsden

For many viewers in the West, the horrific scenes at Kabul airport in August 2021 appeared to suggest that after a brief period of international intervention, Afghanistan had once again resume...

(Un)knowing the Country: Empire & the Genesis of the Afghanistan Expertise Industry

  Wednesday, November 03, 2021

By Martin J. Bayly

In light of the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, Afghanistan is back in the news, and Afghanistan expertise is back in fashion. In this Long Read, Martin J. Bayly explores the imperial histories that...

Learn from Afghan peace-talk mistakes: Zalmay Khalilzad is not the solution

  Tuesday, October 19, 2021

By Dr. Davood Moradian

Afghan leaders largely greeted the collapse last month of President Trump’s Camp David summit with the Taliban with relief. While Russia, Pakistan and Iran have all been supportive of talks with the Taliban, many Afghans refus...