Middle East Expert Pessimistic on Taliban

Peter Henne, standing in a field with grass and flowers with a wooden fence in the background

The Taliban promised to govern differently after seizing power in Afghanistan for the first time since the 1990s. Already, it seems, its leaders are breaking their promises.

“They have already started repressing women and anyone who speaks out against them,” said Peter Henne, a professor in the Department of Political Science.

Henne, an expert on the Middle East and terrorism,...

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