History, Profiles, Reviews, Occasional Meanderings

Thirty years since Afghanistan’s squandered triumph (crosspost)

Bism Allah Al-Rahman Al-Rahim.

Although I wrote this article at the end of April 2022 – thirty years after Afghanistan’s Soviet-installed regime was ousted and the military triumph promptly squandered in a fratricidal war – various issues and commitments meant that I could only get it published at the Afghan Eye outlet this month – which is fair enough, because this month marks thirty years since the weak interim ruler Sibghatullah Mujaddidi was ousted and the major players got cracking.

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