Afghanistan and the Taliban
In just a few weeks, the Taliban have conquered Afghanistan. What does the future of Afghanistan look like? At Utrecht University, research is being conducted on Afghanistan, conflict situations, terrorism, forced migration and human rights from a variety of perspectives. In this dossier you will find an overview of these researchers, the latest news and thought-provoking insights.
Terrorism expert, Beatrice de Graaf, on the Taliban's conquest
The Taliban have seized power in Afghanistan. Can we therefore expect Afghanistan to become a haven for jihadists? Historian Beatrice de Graaf spoke on the NPO Radio 1 program 'Dit is de Dag' (in Dutch)
Who is the Taliban to the Afghan citizen?
The Taliban is in power in Afghanistan. What does this mean for Afghan citizens? Jolle Demmers, professor of Conflict Studies, spoke with television producer Sinan Can and alongside former diplomat Marten de Boer at NPO Radio 1 (in Dutch).
How do you make the situation in Afghanistan discussable in the classroom?
As a teacher, how do you make the Taliban and Afghanistan discussable in the classroom? Children may have seen the heartbreaking images from Afghanistan, but don't know how to talk about them. TerInfo, an initiative at Utrecht University, has drawn up lesson plans to give teachers in primary, secondary and vocational education a handle.
The Taliban’s approach to Islamic criminal law
The Taliban are back in the saddle in Afghanistan and, with them, the harsh punishments as they were meted out in the Taliban’s previous time in power. In The Conversation, Professor of Arabic and Islam Studies Christian Lange explains how the Taliban’s interpretation of Islamic criminal justice is misguided.