Vol. 3 No. 2 (2020): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs

Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan: A Politico-Religious Perspective

Published 2021-03-28


This research delves into the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) established by Taliban in Afghanistan in September 1996 after the Afghan civil war. Though, IEA collapsed in December 2001 when the USA dislodged it by laying blame on the 9/11 events. The rule of Taliban was an important era in the history of Afghanistan in particular, and for the whole world in general. Respective research presents a detailed background of the ascendancy of Taliban in Afghanistan and taking over its reign. Moreover, this research discusses the politico-religious background of IEA and also analyzes the aforementioned two aspects of IEA. Finally, this research briefly discusses the factors that led to the ouster of IEA from power in Afghanistan in 2001.