Invitation to the launch of a new book /27.10.2023/

The Jan Masaryk Centre for International Studies would like to invite you to the launch of a new book written by our research associate Dr Pamir Halimzai Sahill. The book is entitled Turbulent Afghanistan: A Critical Analysis of the US Politics of Confinement and the Rise of the Taliban, and is published by Routledge.

The book builds on the research Dr Sahill conducted in writing his PhD thesis, which he completed in the Department of International and Diplomatic Studies. Dr Sahill is now a post-doctoral research in the Jan Masaryk Centre. He also teaches international relations at Anglo-American University in Prague.

The book launch will take place in room NB473, on Friday, October 27, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

If you are interested in attending, please confirm by return email so that we can ensure that there is space for everyone.

The abstract of Dr Sahill’s book:  This book explores the what, the why, and the how of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan almost 20 years after their removal from power. It examines how the U.S. discourses on War on Terror and state-building in Afghanistan have taken shape, became dominant over the past two decades, and delineates their consequences. Also, it highlights how both discourses are representative of wider depoliticization of the society and eventually paved the way for the illiberal, oppressive politics of confinement and necropolitics. The volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of politics and international relations, U.S. foreign policy, peace and conflict studies, area studies, especially West Asian and South Asian studies.

We are looking forward to a stimulating event and an interesting discussion with you!

Invitation to the launch of a new book /27.10.2023/