The Return of the Taliban in Afghanistan a critical assessment

লেখক: Imtiaz Ahmed

বিষয়: প্রবন্ধ, গবেষণা ও অন্যান্য, ইংরেজি বই, নতুন বই

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There is no denying the fact that the reality in the last twenty years has changed. However, the problem lies not so much with the changing reality but with the mindset, which is difficult to nurture and change overnight.

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Pathways to war are much easier than the pathways to peace. The people of Afghanistan would know this truism, probably more than the rest of the world, because of their sheer experience with war, almost uninterruptedly since 1979. That would be four decades long! Afghanis born during the Soviet invasion of the country would now be in their forties. Given that the life expectancy is slightly over 65 years (2021 estimate), it would mean that, on average, Afghanis had spent nearly two-thirds of their lives in conflict and war. Indeed, for many, it would be their entire life! What can one expect from people with such traumatic experiences? Probably, extremes, either negatively if the new kid in the block provides them with no space and throttles them by their throat or positively if the bulk of the people can find space to breathe, think, and pursue their life without fear and prejudices of yesteryears. This would require time, patience, and, above all, an understanding of the victims in Afghanistan. The book assesses the milieu in which the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan twenty years back, their return now, and the possible impact in the region and beyond, including Bangladesh. The objective of the book is not to reach certainties but to invite meaningful discussions without prejudices.

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Imtiaz Ahmed

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed is Professor of International Relations and Director, Centre for Genocide Studies at the University of Dhaka. He is also currently Visiting Professor at Sagesse University, Beirut, Lebanon. He has authored, co-authored, and edited 33 books and nine monographs. Dr Ahmed heads several national and international projects and published more than 120 research papers and scholarly articles in leading journals and edited volumes. His recent publications are the following books: Women, Veiling and Politics: The South Asian Conundrum, edited (Dhaka: The University Press Limited, 2020); Civil Society, State & Democratic Futures in Bangladesh (Dhaka: Prothoma Prokashan, 2020); COVID-19: the otherside of living through the pandemic, edited (Dhaka: Pathak Shamabesh, 2021); and Rights, Rivers, and the Quest for Water Commons: The Case of Bangladesh (Berlin: Springer, 2021).

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