Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] AFGHANISTAN POSSIBLE TO INVADE, IMPOSSIBLE TO GOVERN

Beatrice Nicolini*

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[Autom. eng. transl.] In February 2020 in a luxury hotel in the center of Doha, Qatar, invited for an international conference, they whispered to me at the reception: "you never press the last button of the elevator, the top floor is occupied by the Taliban who are here for the withdrawal agreements of the Americans from Afghanistan ”. Today, August 2021, we are witnessing the escape of President Ashraf Ghani, 72, president since 2014, with four cars and a helicopter all full of 'cash'; paper money falling from shaking hands and sliding to the ground. On a land and on groups of people who composed, recomposed, and today compose the Afghan tragedy. READING KEYS Three factors: 1) the territory, the borders, the borders; 2) populations, groups, migratory movements; 3) the creation of an 'enemy' for the West, regional and international interests. WHERE IS IT Afghanistan is located in southwestern Asia, is a landlocked country, bordered by China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Its population is approximately 37.466 million. The languages spoken are: Pashtun, Dari, the lingua franca of the country, Turkic languages (Uzbek and Turkmen), and about 30 minor languages and dialects. The religion is predominantly Sunni Muslim (99.7%) with small Shia groups.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] AFGHANISTAN POSSIBLE TO INVADE, IMPOSSIBLE TO GOVERN
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)6-6
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Afghanistan
  • Storia


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