Taliban: How it Emerged and why U.S and Pakistan Failed?

By Mohamad Faisol Keling, Mohamad Nasir Saludin, Otto F. Von Feigenblatt, Mohd Na’eim Ajis and Md. Shukri Shuib.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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The insurgency of Taliban in November 1994 has modified the political landscape of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Taliban issue is far from being categorized as a remote issue in South Asian region, on the other hand the Taliban issue is a global issue since it successfully influenced foreign policy of countries in the international arena. Previously Taliban was only considered as an insignificant opposition in Afghanistan however it has miraculously spread to Pakistan, the South Asian region and international proportion. With terror attack in several countries, Taliban started bringing impact on the international system status quo, all this while promoted by the US as stable, changed to anxiety with global terrorist threat. This issue not only caused the Afghanistan and Pakistan government to find solutions, it also caused the United States, the world's big power and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) comprising of various countries to address on the issue of Taliban. This illustrates that Taliban has become one political entity in the current international political arena. Taliban should be given necessary attention because the emergence of this so called small terrorist derived from the policy and strategy practiced by the US and Pakistan, where they provided training, aid and support to Afghanistan fighters known as Mujahideen. However today, fighters born between 1979-1989 have now become a threat to both countries under the flag of Taliban with strategy and tactics used in removing the Soviet Union before are now being employed on US and Pakistan.

Keywords: Terrorism, Global Conflict, Global Security

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp.163-178. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.228MB).

Mohamad Faisol Keling

Lecturer, College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia

Mohamad Faisol Keling is now attached with the Faculty of International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia. Previously, he was with the Ministry of Defense, Malaysia. He obtained his masters in security analysis from National University of Malaysia. His interests are military, politics, strategic studies, security policy and analysis.

Dr. Mohamad Nasir Saludin

Dean, Associate Professor, Faculty of Defence Management and Studies, National Defence University of Malaysia, Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Otto F. Von Feigenblatt

Doctor, Scholar, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Mohd Na’eim Ajis

Lecturer, College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia

I am working in UUM as lecturer since 2003. Prior, I worked in UPSI as assistant registrar. I got my first degree from National University of Malaysia. Hence, I persued my master degree from University of Malaya in public administration. I attached in public management department and have taught a various of subjects particularly in human resource management area such as labor administration in Malaysia, negotiation skill and bargaining, human resource auditing and etc. My interest is more in human resource management and labor study.

Md. Shukri Shuib

Lecturer, College of Law, Government and International Study, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia


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