Mon, 29 Nov | Östermalm

Taliban 2.0 reclaims the power in Afghanistan – How did this happen and what’s next for the country

Linda Nyström and Björn-Åke Törnblom at The Swedish Afghanistan Committee, have both worked and lived in Afghanistan in periods between 2000 – 2016. They will give us a background of what has happened as well as a picture of the contemporary situation and some clues for future development.
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Taliban 2.0 reclaims the power in Afghanistan – How did this happen and what’s next for the country

Time & Location

29 Nov, 18:00 – 19:00
Östermalm, Valhallavägen 148, 115 24 Stockholm, Sweden

About the Event

Background: The Taliban ruled in Afghanistan between 1996-2001. The country had suffered from years of civil war and in 2001 the Taliban rule was overthrown from power. The regime shift, which was orchestrated by the US, came as a direct result of the 9/11 attacks in the United States earlier the same year.

For 20 years the US- and NATO-led coalitions fought against the Taliban. During that time Afghanistan has received massive financial support and humanitarian aid in an attempt to build and develop a new independent country with a functioning democracy. The aim was a modern state of rule with a functioning school system, healthcare, free press, freedom of speech, as well as an inclusive environment for the country’s women.This project however, all came to an end at 15th of August when the Taliban reclaimed power, almost entirely without resistance, in a pace which surprised the world, not to mention the Taliban themselves.

The Lecture: Linda Nyström and Björn-Åke Törnblom at The Swedish Afghanistan Committee, have both worked and lived in Afghanistan in periods between 2000 – 2016. They will give us a background of what has happened as well as a picture of the contemporary situation and some clues for future development.

The lecture will be held: Where: Sal 1 at Östermalms Föreningsråd. Valhallavägen 148, Stockholm When: 29th of November 18.00-19.30 Language: English

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