Afghanistan and “Palestine”: Newly Emerging Linkages

At first glance, there are no obvious connections between the Taliban victory over the United States in Afghanistan and Palestinian terrorism against Israel. Upon closer inspection, however, the recent Taliban triumph reflects more than intra-national Jihadi success. Plausibly, strengthened Islamist governance in that “graveyard of empires” will soon expand to other states or territories in the Middle East and North Africa.

For both the Taliban and the Palestinians, nothing could be more apparent. With Taliban victory, the future of Palestinian “resistance” appears brighter and more promising.