Taliban decision-making over the past 20 months reveals where Afghanistan is headed – towards an impoverished autocracy.
Haroun Rahimi is an Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Law at the American University of Afghanistan. He is a 2022-23 Global Fellow at the M... iddle East Society Association of North America (MESA). He has recently published a book on the reform and regulation of economic institutions in Afghanistan. He researches issues of law, economics, and Islamic thought in Afghanistan.
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