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War Studies Podcast

Are you interested in learning more about the landscape of global security from world-renowned experts?

The War Studies podcast brings you research from the School of Security Studies, the largest community of scholars in the world dedicated to the study of all aspects of security, defence and international relations.

We aim to explore the complex realm of conflict and uncover the challenges at the heart of navigating world affairs and diplomatic relations, because we believe the study of war is fundamental to understanding both the world we live in, and the world we want to live in.

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Our latest episode

On August 15 2021, international troops withdrew from Afghanistan.

Two years on, what has been the impact of the Taliban’s rule? How has the country experienced both conflict and peace? And with a significant humanitarian crisis affecting the country, what can we do to support the people of Afghanistan?

In this episode, Dr Christine Cheng explores the balances of power, security and conflict that led to the Taliban’s takeover in 2021. She discusses the mindsets that led to the USA’s expedited withdrawal, why countries aren’t prepared to send foreign aid to support Afghanistan, and the experiences of people – particularly women – living under the Taliban’s rule.

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