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The Ultimate Dilemma: Should the United States Recognize the Taliban as Legitimate?

This article was written by IWP M.A. candidate Arash Yaqin and doctoral candidate Saba Sattar.

Accept the bitter new reality, replay the fiasco of the 1990s, or choose a third way.

As the last U.S. troops evacuated Kabul’s airport, Taliban insurgents rushed in wearing American uniforms—a powerful image that perfectly captures the failure of the two-decades-long Global War on Terror. Ironically, the Taliban regime that the United States removed from power was back with a vengeance just in time for the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

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