After the Taliban regime collapsed in 2001, neo-liberal peace was planted and nurtured through peace negotiations and national reconciliation (peace-making, peacekeeping and peacebuilding). However, the neo-liberal peace has never been recognized as “truth” or “reality” by extremists like the Taliban and other insurgent groups. As a result, multi-ethnic Afghanistan has faced challenges in achieving a unified state. The country has experienced a worsening domestic struggle for political power and colliding views of civilization between radical Islamic minorities and moderate Islamic majorities.
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