The Ruling Taliban: Domestic Challenges and Geostrategic Goals

Aug 24, 2021

News from Afghanistan is at the forefront of international capitals' attention, with Taliban Movement taking control of Afghan geography, marking a turning point in the history of a country that is ever engaged in international tensions, once in the collapse of the Soviet Union and then in the war on terrorism. The following paper outlines the most important "domestic" challenges facing the Movement in establishing sustainable and stable political governance. It also reviews Taliban in the highly competitive geostrategic perspective between Washington on the one hand and Beijing and Moscow on the other. The paper concludes by demonstrating the importance of gaining international recognition for the government that Taliban says it is forming with various parties, noting that such recognition will remain subject to Taliban’s ability to prove its good will in breaking with its past and building a new reality away from terrorism or extremism.