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The Taliban's Takeover in Afghanistan

Effects on Global Terrorism

Since the takeover of power by the Taliban in Afghanistan in August 2021, experts and politicians have been discussing what effect this event will have on global terrorsim. Already during the first weeks after the Taliban's victory, a trend became visible: The Islamic State continues to conduct severe terror attacks in the country and on social media platforms, a significant number of terrorist organizations around the world are celebrating what they perceive as victory over the West.

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To understand the direct impact of the Taliban's takeover on international terrorism, and to be able to potentially adapt counter-terrorism measures accordingly, a more thorough analysis is needed.

Opening with the Keynote Speech of Rahmatullah Nabil, the Former Director General of Afghanistan's national intelligence and security service, this panel discussion will try to explore this issue further. Through the input of the renowned experts, Dr. Guido Steinberg, Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler and Dr. Gerhard Conrad, we will establish a picture of the current threat level for Europe and discuss the existing and required counter-terrorism measures. Finally, Roderich Kiesewetter, Member of the German Bundestag, will shed a light on the consequences this has for German politics and the country's intelligence and security services.  


The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Counter Extremism Project are happy to invite you to this joint event. Participation is possible in person or via Zoom. Please register via the link on the right.


6 PM Welcoming Words and Introduction

Dr. Peter Fischer-Bollin
Head of Division Analysis and Consulting, KAS

Ambassador Mark Wallace
Chief Executive Officer, Counter Extremism Project 

6:15 PM Keynote Speech

Rahmatullah Nabil
Former Director General, National Directorate of Security Afghanistan

6:30 Expert Inputs

Dr. Guido Steinberg
German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler
Senior Director, Counter Extremism Project

Dr. Gerhard Conrad
Gesprächskreis Nachrichtendienste


Sofia Koller
Senior Research Analyst, Counter Extremism Project

7:30 PM Comment

Roderich Kiesewetter
Member of the German Bundestag  

7:45 PM Reception


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Academy of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
Tiergartenstr. 35,
10785 Berlin

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  • Ambassador Mark Wallace
    • Rahmatullah Nabil
      • Dr. Guido Steinberg
        • Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler
          • Dr. Gerhard Conrad
            • Sofia Koller
              • Roderich Kiesewetter
                • Dr. Peter Fischer-Bollin


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