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Afghanistan: Back to the Future?

Afghanistan: Back to the Future?

Starts on Thu, 9 Dec 2021 15:30 Greenwich Mean Time (UTC±0)

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Four months after the Taliban’s complete takeover of Afghanistan, where is it all going? What lies ahead for her & her neighbours?


C. Uday Bhaskar (@theUdayB) is Director, Society for Policy Studies, New Delhi, and one of India’s leading experts on geo-security, and publishes extensively on the subject.

Antonio Giustozzi (@AntonioGiustoz2) is Visiting Professor, King’s College London, Fellow at RUSI, and the author of several books on the Taliban in Afghanistan including The Taliban at War: 2001-2018 (2019).

Michael Kugelman (@MichaelKugelman) is Deputy Director & Senior Associate for South Asia, Wilson Center, Washington DC, and a commentator on US strategy in South Asia.

Romain Malejacq (@afghanopoly) is Assistant Professor, Radboud University, and the author of Warlord Survival: The Delusion of State Building in Afghanistan (2020).

Ayesha Siddiqa (@iamthedrifter) is Research Associate, SOAS South Asia Institute, an expert on security studies in Pakistan, and author of Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy (2007).


Christopher Coker is Professor & Director, LSE IDEAS (@lseideas), an expert on war, US security & terrorism, and author, most recently, of Why War? (2021).


Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre (@SAsiaLSE).

This event is in collaboration with LSE IDEAS.

Banner image © Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona, ‘Stop killing Afghan Protest in London’, August 2021, Unsplash.

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