CEP-KAS Webinar: The Taliban’s Takeover in Afghanistan – Effects on Global Terrorism | Sofia Koller

Thursday, Jun 29, 2023

Should I Go Or Should I Stay: Foreign Terrorist Fighter Mobilization After The Taliban’s Takeover In Afghanistan
Sofia Koller
Senior Research Analyst, Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) hosted a webinar on Thursday, June 29, 2023, focusing on the reemerging security risks emanating from Afghanistan.

This webinar focused on two of the key regional and international terrorist threats emanating from the situation in Afghanistan. The first is the ongoing threat of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) that currently operate in Afghanistan and the latent threat of new FTF flows to the country. Secondly, the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan and the subsequent swift takeover of power by the Taliban, the traditional protectors of al-Qaeda-Core, sent a strong message to the international terrorist community that victory is possible.

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