Episode 73 – Impact of Taliban’s Takeover on Pakistan

The last few days have been a whirlwind for Afghanistan and its people. With the Taliban seizing control over Kabul and America withdrawing from its longest war, there are fears that regional instability will only increase in the coming days.

In this episode, Uzair talks to Fahd Humayun about what the Taliban’s military win mean for Pakistan. Fahd Humayun is a PhD candidate at Yale University and frequently writes on South Asian affairs. He has recently written two must-read articles on this topic, which are a must read:

A Taliban takeover in Kabul is also likely to hurt Pakistan economically – The Washington Post

US-Pakistan cooperation is more necessary today than ever before | Taliban | Al Jazeera

Fahd’s reading recommendations are:

  • Afghanistan and Pakistan: Conflict, Extremism, and Resistance to Modernity by Riaz Mohammad Khan
  • No-Win War: The Paradox of U.S.-Pakistan Relations in Afghanistan’s Shadow by Zahid Hussain
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles