Swot Analysis Of Taliban

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POLITICAL - The power structure in Afghanistan witnessed change when the Soviet Union invaded the country. The local traditional leaders were targeted only to be replaced by ones who would be loyal to the Soviet Union. Therefore, this demanded war and fighting to be taken as as full time job so as to successfully fight the enemy and the traditional structures were replaced by the emergence of strong military commanders who dominated the local population in the name of their defending the country from foreign intrusion. This lead to the emergence of Taliban in 1994 who took advantage of their local knowledge and networks. The Taliban gave the impression of a localised insurgency who among many other things, had local motives of disarming and …show more content…
The Taliban protects the farmers who produce opium from the international community and in turn takes taxes from them. Even though the Taliban are not directly involved in producing Opium, they have a close affiliation with those who produce and those who smuggle. Therefore, different tribes, ethnicities and clans were linked due to one common commodity: opium and made they cooperate with each other for the common benefit of all. This cooperation further made it difficult for the counterinsurgency efforts to succeed.
SOCIAL - Even though the Taliban use intimidation of the population to maintain their relations with them they don’t exercise this rule in areas that are calm relatively. The Taliban even grant ‘safe passage’ to those police officials and government members who are ready to leave their jobs and join the Taliban. There has also been noted a vast difference between the Pakistani Taliban and Afghan Taliban, the latter avoids to involve the locals in fighting and is protective of them. The former is observed to be ruthless and does not cater to them and involves them in
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They agreed to let the US Military bases remain in Afghanistan for as long as they contribute to the security of the country and don’t interfere with the functioning of the country and the Islamic laws. It would, however, be of great benefit if the US gives Afghanistan more economic assistance rather than military. They also agreed to re-examine there past policies as they realised that the world is changing and therefore would require them to have a more liberal outlook to prosper. They therefore, reevaluated their previous strict laws regarding education and healthcare. The Taliban must ‘not be considered as anti-education.’ They have turned out to be more tolerant towards schools and education. They have also become more flexible with the content of education, along with Islamic disciplines, disciplines of western eduction like science, math, history etc. are also being included in schools. They are trying to balance between not leaving their own conservative methods and ethnicity and at the same time not completely ignoring what is going on in the west. Even though education is said to be promoted, education of girls after a particular age is said to be dubiously

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