The ideological duality of the Taliban in facing the Islamic revolution thinking and its impact on the future of Iran-Afghanistan relations

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Payam Noor University, Tehran, Iran

2 PhD student in International Relations, Shahreza Islamic Azad University,, Iran


Ideology is considered one of the most influential factors in the foreign policy of countries. The emergence and formation of Taliban ideology has had a significant impact on the developments of Afghanistan's foreign policy. The recent developments in Afghanistan, which led to the fall of Ashraf Ghani's government and the re-formation of the Islamic Emirate, have drawn the attention of analysts in the field of international relations to the issue of Afghanistan. Examining the ambivalence of the Taliban's ideology in the face of the Islamic Revolution and its impact on the future of Iran-Afghanistan relations will be the main and fundamental goal of the present research. The research method is descriptive-analytical and the data collection method is library and internet (method). While many analyzes point to political, military, security, historical and geopolitical factors in the future of Iran-Afghanistan relations, although the complete ideological integrity was the characteristic of the first period of Taliban, the new period of Taliban is based on internal and external factors, ethnicity and ideology. ‌ Two groups with different intellectual origins have become separated from ideological unity, this ideological duality is an important and influential factor in Iran-Afghanistan relations in the new Taliban period (findings).


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