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Taliban rule is unstable, illegitimate and falling apart

The Taliban recaptured power in 2021 and established a monopoly on violence. Although the Taliban have quashed competition and projected themselves across the country, the regime has not consolidated power, gained domestic legitimacy or shown that it can protect itself from high-profile assassinations. Despite holding a sizeable all-male gathering of about 3,500 clerics and tribal elders in late […]