Ibrahim Moiz is a graduate in Political Science and History from the University of Toronto.
The Taliban’s new cabinet is neither inexperienced nor incompetent, but it comes from a narrow enough pool of candidates that suspicions about its inclusivity will only be put to bed if it actually is an interim, and not a permanent, one.
The Taliban’s unofficial “shadow government”, which ruled much of the Afghan periphery for some fifteen years, is an entirely different proposition to a coalition at the centre.
Taliban co-founder and second-in-command, Abdul Ghani Baradar, led the movement to its latest victory in Afghanistan. This is the story of how he got there.
Ed Husain’s latest book is another dangerous tirade by a ‘former radical’ that normalises bigoted views and contributes to the rise of the far right.
The terrorist organisation that changed the trajectory of global politics through its spectacular attack on September 11, 2001 has survived, but just.
In a career filled with complexity and contradiction, Massoud was lionised as the ‘good Muslim’ during the insurgencies of the 1980s and 1990s, an expediency that would reek of Western dissonance post-2001.
The Libyan warlord has consistently upped the ante, but only has a losing hand to show for it.
There is more to the scuppering of peace talks between the Taliban and the US than just continued fighting between the two sides.
The struggle for peace in Afghanistan is complicated by international powers, as well as conflicts between and within various Afghan factions.
Despite its role in ousting military dictator Omar Bashir, the army is now beholden to the whims of unstable militias it once relied on to keep the Darfur region in check.
Autocrats have often used the facade of democracy to give their hold on power a veneer of legitimacy.
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