The Return of the Taliban

​August 28, 2021


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​​Abstract

Experts from counterterrorism participated in a seminar session, to discuss the changes that have taken place in the Taliban movement since its emergence and the potential resurgence of the global jihadist, al-Qaeda and ISK, and its impact on the world, particularly the MENA region.



The event was organized by the Masarat Foundation for Research and Development, a nonprofit civil society institution in Jordan, and was held at its headquarters in Amman, Jordan.



Topics covered

  • Changes in the Taliban movement since its emergence and the potential resurgence of the global jihadist, al-Qaeda and ISK, and its impact on the world, particularly the MENA region.


  • The possible return of terrorist operations in different parts of the world and the attraction of individuals to "extreme" movements, after the Taliban movement came back into power.


  • How the world would deal with the Taliban movement in the future.



​​Keynote speaker and moderator

  • MP Omar Al-Ayasrah



Panel members

  • Mamoun Abu Nowar, Defence and Security analyst, HMSC advisor.


  • Jumana Ghneimat, Former Minister of State for Media Affairs / Government Spokesperson and founder of the Masarat Foundation.​​


  • ​Ahmad Zarqan, member of The Islamic Action Front, IAF.


  • Hasan Abu Haniyeh, expert on Islamic Movements.


  • Marwan Shehadeh, expert on ultraconservative Salafi movement.


  • Dr Walid Abu Dalbouh, expert on International Relations and Regional Studies.​​



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