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Why Afghanistan’s tribes beat the United States

9 mins | Aug 19, 2021
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Is a new political ecology on the rise? The takeover of Kabul by the Taliban shows that states are not the only form of political institution. Jeremi Suri, the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas, argues that tightly bound kinship networks aren’t vestiges of the past. Instead, they represent a modern and effective form of political organisation.
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