The Taliban’s shock takeover of Kabul in August 2021 has implications for South Asia far beyond Afghanistan’s borders. The Taliban does not have transnational political ambitions, but it is closely tied to the Pakistan security establishment, and its victory will resonate among other networks of terrorists. This webinar will explore the regional geopolitical consequences of the Taliban takeover. It will examine the Taliban victory’s impact on Pakistan’s regional strategy, on security in disputed Kashmir, on the role of China in the region, and on the trajectory of Islamist groups across the region.
- Javid Ahmad, Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council and was, until recently, Afghanistan"s ambassador to the UAE
- C, Christine Fair, Professor in the Security Studies Program within Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of
- Avinash Paliwal, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Deputy Director of the SOAS South Asia Institute
Moderator: Arzan Tarapore, South Asia research scholar at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University