12 noiembrie 2021

The Haqqani Network: The New Kingmakers in Kabul


In some ways, the Taliban that is now in power in Kabul looks a great deal like the Taliban that ruled Afghanistan in the run-up to 9/11. In their first weeks in office, the Taliban whipped women in public , tortured journalists , targeted minorities , executed former collaborators with the United States, and canceled female sports and secondary education .In other ways, the Taliban, and its new leadership, looks very different. The recent focus on the Taliban’s human rights violations and the [...]