The Taliban, a militant Islamic theocratic group, is currently in its second reiteration of rule over Afghanistan. Waiting out the US-led coalition, the Taliban quickly forced the Afghan Army into one of world history’s most significant military collapses.

Despite the militant group’s humiliating withdrawal and lightning advance, the Taliban now face many issues ruling Afghanistan. Already a third-world country during the NATO-led intervention, Afghanistan is now deteriorating past the expectations of a failed state under Taliban rule.

Afghanistan Today

Immediately after capturing Kabul and waiting out the last American Forces from the airport, the Taliban promised they would respect the rights of the citizens. The promises the militant group made were quickly reneged on as the Shura council would enact hardline Sharia law throughout Afghanistan.