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Is the Taliban takeover a tragedy or a farce? (Laila Bushra, East Asia Forum)

The Taliban’s first stint in power from 1996–2001 was an unqualified tragedy for Afghanistan and the rest of the world. It saw thousands of people dead, widespread destruction, and graphic scenes of violence before the ushering in of the first ‘forever’ war of this century. Will their return bring more tragedy or is it a mere farce?

Is the Taliban takeover a tragedy or a farce? | East Asia Forum