Regional security after the Taliban takeover

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A live recording of the Asia Rising podcast

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Thursday 21 October 2021 02:00 pm until Thursday 21 October 2021 03:00 pm (Add to calendar)
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La Trobe Asia
asia@latrobe.edu.au
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La Trobe Asia
Type of Event:
Public Lecture; Public

The Islamic fundamentalist group the Taliban have returned to power in Afghanistan twenty years after being ousted by the United States, sparking concern for a harsh rule imposed on Afghans, a neglect of human rights and the beginning of a humanitarian crisis for the region.

For neighbouring countries the initial shock of transition is being met with pragmatism of coping with the aftermath. The Taliban has sought to boost diplomacy with neighbouring countries such as China, Pakistan and Russia, and many are looking to make the most of the power vaccum left by U.S. forces. For other regional countries the Taliban’s return to power represents a security risk, and  the proliferation of violent extremism could pose a threat to security in the region.

Guest: Dr Niamatullah Ibrahimi, Lecturer in International Relations, La Trobe University

A live recording of the Asia Rising podcast for La Trobe Asia.

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