n Journal for Contemporary History - The Taliban regime in Afghanistan

Volume 29, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



More than three years ago, the brutal and tragic events of 11 September 2001 have brought the Taliban to the centre stage of world politics and the global political environment. The Taliban leaders, who ruled Afghanistan by faith and fear, gave shelter to the Al'Qaeda extremist group of Osama Bin Laden. Since the Taliban's dramatic and sudden appearance at the end of 1994, they have been regarded as the most extreme Islamist movement in the world (Rashid 2001a:1).

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