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What Lies Ahead for Afghanistan?

Nearly 14 years after the invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban remains a force to be reckoned with.

NATO “officially” ended its combat operations in Afghanistan in late December 2014, but the country remains fractured by ethnic and geographical fissures, with local warlords controlling their own fiefdoms and the government in Kabul only nominally in control. And the Taliban, which American forces went in to banish in 2001, remains a force to be reckoned with.

In this episode of History Talk, hosts Patrick Potyondy and Leticia Wiggins talk with scholars Robert CrewsScott Levi and Alam Payind about Afghanistan’s complex history to ask what the past of these peoples and this country tell us about prospects for the future.

*[This podcast was originally produced and featured by Origins.]

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