Daten zum Projekt

The Security Policy Impact of the New Taliban Regime on Central Asia

Initiative: Förderangebot für geflohene Wissenschaftler:innen aus Afghanistan
Ausschreibung: Förderangebot für geflohene Wissenschaftler:innen aus Afghanistan
Bewilligung: 18.08.2022
Laufzeit: 2 Jahre


The goal of the research project is to shed light on political effects of the Taliban's recent seizure of power on the neighboring states of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. This will not only contribute to a better understanding of recent political developments in Afghanistan but will also have practical benefits for the assessment of a complex conflict situation that is very dynamic (e.g., for NGOs in the field of international development cooperation and political decision-makers). The following three questions emerge: To what extent is the Taliban government taking concrete steps to implement the February 2020 agreement with the U.S. that Afghanistan's territory may not be used by external Islamist terrorist organizations? To what extent can new activities of Islamist organizations be identified in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan after the Taliban seized power in August 2021? What are the Taliban's ties to the Islamist organizations Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan? The project is located at the Chair of Political Science at TU Dortmund University and is being worked on by the Afghan political scientist, Mr. Khavari, MA.


  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Schuck

    Technische Universität Dortmund
    Fakultät 14 - Humanwissenschaften und Theologie
    Institut für Philosophie und Politikwissenschaft