Published on : 04/07/2020 – 00:27
Afghanistan has experienced many outside interventions over the past 40 years, from Soviet troops in 1979 to the United States in 2001. But despite this turbulent history, the Afghan warlords have survived and remain key players .
At the moment, they are repositioning themselves in anticipation of the withdrawal of American troops induced by the signing of an agreement between the United States and the Taliban which will open a new page for Afghanistan. How to explain such longevity? Romain Malejacq, professor at the University of Radboud in the Netherlands devotes a book to them: Warlord Survival, The delusion of State Building in Afghanistan, published by Presses of Cornell University.