26 noiembrie 2021

Caught in cyclical violence: Why Afghanistan's present mirrors its past


The narrow base from which the Taliban draws its leaders, coupled with the tendency toward oligopoly among its opponents, helps explain why Afghanistan’s leaders have hardly changed over the past two decades.What do 50 years of conflict combined with two foreign occupations mean for a country’s governance? When Afghan prince and former prime minister Daud Khan seized power and abolished the monarchy in 1973, he unwittingly paved the way for a half-century of conflict in his country. Since then [...]