Presentation Title

The Afghan Taliban: A Predictive Analysis

Advisor Information

Gina Ligon

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

6-3-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

6-3-2015 10:30 AM

Abstract

This poster will profile the Afghan Taliban on two different levels: first in its height of power prior to September 11, 2001 and second as a resurging group post 9/11 seeking to take advantage of U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Additionally this poster will profile the Afghan Taliban's elusive leader, Mullah Omar. The University of Maryland's START (Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism) Program lists the Taliban as the number one most lethal organization in the world. However, the United States' government does not list the Afghan Taliban as a "terrorist" organization on its FTO list. Could the lure of peace talks give the Afghan Taliban more time to transition from a regional to global Islamist movement along with ISIS? This poster will conclude with potential policy outcomes for the U.S. government and predictive analysis for the sustainability and lethality of the Afghan Taliban.

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Mar 6th, 9:00 AM Mar 6th, 10:30 AM

The Afghan Taliban: A Predictive Analysis

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

This poster will profile the Afghan Taliban on two different levels: first in its height of power prior to September 11, 2001 and second as a resurging group post 9/11 seeking to take advantage of U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Additionally this poster will profile the Afghan Taliban's elusive leader, Mullah Omar. The University of Maryland's START (Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism) Program lists the Taliban as the number one most lethal organization in the world. However, the United States' government does not list the Afghan Taliban as a "terrorist" organization on its FTO list. Could the lure of peace talks give the Afghan Taliban more time to transition from a regional to global Islamist movement along with ISIS? This poster will conclude with potential policy outcomes for the U.S. government and predictive analysis for the sustainability and lethality of the Afghan Taliban.