Publié le 03/12/2018


In a context defined by the failure of military interventions, multiple attacks, and criticized parliamentary elections, uncertainty reigns over the country.

Yet the government is holding on and divisions within the Taliban have limited the latter’s advances. While the arrival of ISIS has introduced a problem that has mobilized external actors, the main question remains the continuation of dialog with the Taliban. Afghan society is on the move, but its future is still unclear.


A CNRS Senior Research Fellow, Jean-Luc Racine is also a senior scholar at the Asia Centre think tank in Paris.


Article published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 83, No. 4, Winter 2018-2019 [1]