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As the guest of our MCC Lunch Talks event series at the end of May, Dr. Sergei Andreyev, a visiting fellow of MCC gave a presentation on the relationship between the Afghan state and tribes and the sources of social tensions.

Throughout Afghanistan's history, there have been many forms of supra-tribal unification. Dr. Andreyev's lecture provided insights into the differences in Afghan society due to tribal and ethnic plurality, and the particular fabric of society that emerges in relation to religion, tribe, and ethnicity. We also heard about the confrontation between the old ruling class and the Taliban, the current political situation, and the impact of the current Afghan state on neighboring and African countries.

The MCC Lunch Talks series aims to provide MCC academic staff members, visiting fellows, and students with an opportunity to discuss their academic work and research.