Die Gründe für die Rückkehr der Taliban an die Macht

  • Ratbil Shamel (Autor/in)


On 15 August 2021, the Afghan government, supported by the international community, collapsed: President Ashraf Ghani fled to the United Arab Emirates and the Islamist Taliban militias seized Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan - without resistance. Throughout Afghanistan, helplessness and fear of an unpredictable future prevailed. Thousands of Afghans tried to leave the country in total panic, and even today, about six months later, many people feel forced to leave their homes. But how could it come to this? Why were the USA and its allies, who have been active in Afghanistan since the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 in both the military and civilian spheres, incapable of preventing the Taliban's return to power? The US alone has spent over two trillion dollars in Afghanistan on the war against the Taliban and the reconstruction of the country. Why was an Islamist militia force able to defeat the world's greatest power and its NATO allies? This article attempts to sketch answers to these questions.



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Afghanistan, Taliban, war on terror, invasion, 9/11, U.S. military, Ashraf Ghani, Hamid Karsai, Joe Biden