A reading recommendation for understanding the recent Taliban victories in Afghanistan

You eventually read the news of the Taliban’s victories in Afghanistan. The essential question is: how the Taliban could arrive at these triumphs after 21 years of their reversal in 2001? Why are the dreams of the foundation of a democracy in Afghanistan falling apart? We have a response: democracy is a process; it cannot be produced by war. For understanding the nature of the problem in Afghanistan, I introduce to you the book of John Cooly “Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism.” In…