Kunal Shankar | The Wire | September 7, 2021

Born into an educated Kabuli family in the early 1960s during relatively peaceful times, Massouda Jalal went on to study medicine at Kabul Medical University and practiced as a paediatrician, later teaching at her alma mater. Dr. Jalal was forced to resign when the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in 1996.

Why is that? And what can be done about it? These are the questions that Nikhar Gaikwad, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, and Gareth Nellis, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, have sought to examine in much of their research.

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