These far-right fanatics are a little too on-the-nose with their admiration of extinct states. Are they genuine, or wreckers on Moscow's payroll?
To understand the politics of Afghanistan in 2021 it is necessary that we understand the country's relationships with the Great Powers. These powerful states have intervened in Afghanistan's civil wars throughout the 20th Century and their interference began much earlier. Our investigation will begin with the contest between two European colonial empires.