27 septembrie 2021

How the Taliban governs itself


The way the Taliban functions internally remains an enigma despite the fact that the group is now running Afghanistan. This is what we know about the group’s political structure.The Taliban or students of madrasas, religious schools, are a byproduct of the anti-Soviet mujahideen movement which emerged largely from the Afghan peripheries against the country’s urban-based educated elites.  While they have been criticised for their problematic political views and practices, which are generally [...]