Afghanistan: a history of instability

A panel of expert historians discuss how history can help make sense of current events in Afghanistan

A panel of expert historians discuss how history can help make sense of current events in Afghanistan. (Image by Getty Images)

The Taliban recently regained control of Afghanistan as US forces withdrew after two decades in the country. How can history help make sense of this seismic moment? Matt Elton joins a panel of experts – William Dalrymple, Rabia Latif Khan, Elisabeth Leake and Bijan Omrani – to explore how Afghanistan’s past can help us understand its present situation.

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