This resource was created to supplement Community Event,
20 years after the United States first sent troops to Afghanistan, President Joe Biden fulfilled his campaign pledge to end the “forever war” and accelerated the planned withdrawal of U.S. troops. The subsequent collapse of the Afghan government and the Taliban's recapture of power stunned the world and left the United States and its allies scrambling to evacuate their own citizens and Afghans now in danger from Taliban retribution. Did it have to be like this? And what happens now in Afghanistan?
This curriculum resource guide provides educators, students, and community members with an introduction to the country of Afghanistan. The guide highlights the relationship between the U.S. and Afghanistan since 2001, as well as the impact of Taliban rule on Afghan society and possible strategies for how nations, including the United States, will interact with the Taliban government in the future. Additional topics include Afghan refugee resettlement in the U.S. and Europe; Afghanistan and the SDGs; Geopolitics of Afghanistan and more.