The Taliban Regime: Lessons from the Past

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The Taliban Regime: Lessons from the Past

By Dr Laila Bushra

Abstract

The Taliban’s first stint in power in Afghanistan in the 1990s was characterized by internal instability, an over-dependence on opium revenues and Middle Eastern financiers, a subservient relationship with Pakistan, and public spectacles of terror in the name of religion. Thanks to twenty years of US occupation and nation-building, we witnessed a swift rise to power this time. The economy is more diversified, and the regime will exercise more autonomy vis-à-vis Pakistan in its regional and international policies. A more interesting question is whether the Taliban will again seek to bolster their Islamic credentials through their pursuit of ‘Islamic’ punishments and policies towards women.

Speaker

Dr Laila Bushra is a sociologist with a PhD from Johns Hopkins University and is an assistant professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. Her research focuses on the multiple dimensions of Islamic fundamentalism in Pakistan in the context of geopolitical and socio-economic developments associated with neoliberalism and globalization. She has been a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and her publications include multiple chapters in an upcoming volume on paramilitary violence.

DATE              Friday, 5 November 2021
TIME               10.00 – 11.00am. (AWST)

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