Time: 14:00-15:30
The Resource Centre (2nd floor)

Talibanisation of Afghanistan and Pakistan?

The Afghan Taliban is gaining ground in their fight against the international forces and the Kabul government. The Pakistani Taliban has gained temporary control over large parts of the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas, the Swat valley, and conducts terror operations in large parts of Pakistan. What threat do they pose to the stability of the Afghan and Pakistani state? What role do they play in international terrorism? Is there room for a negotiated settlement with these groups without abandoning democratization, development and basic human rights?

Arne Strand is a political scientist and Research Director, Peace, Conflict and the State at CMI.