An Analysis of Afghanistan's Postwar Condition and How to Use AI Technology to Address It


  • Tianyi Cao Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02453, USA



Afghanistan, Counterinsurgency, Reconstruction, Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, Administration, Economy, Agriculture


In August 2021, President Biden announced the withdrawal of the US army from Afghanistan. As the final armed force withdrew on August 30th, 2021, the long-term direct interference of the US army in Afghanistan ended. Since the Afghanistan War in 2001, US-led forces have sought to eliminate insurgencies and reestablish social and political orders. In the past 20 years, the US has spent considerable effort and funds to assist in the recovery and development of Afghanistan. The reappearance of the Taliban in power in Afghanistan and the retreat of US forces from the nation revealed that all the efforts the US had previously made did not meet the expectation they should have. Thus, the inefficiency of counterinsurgency in Afghanistan could be a sign that the currently existing methods might not be able to provide an effective solution for the situation in Afghanistan. Inspired by the development of novel technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, this article argues that the current usage and development of such technologies can foreshadow possible solutions to Afghanistan's various problems.


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Cao, T. (2023). An Analysis of Afghanistan’s Postwar Condition and How to Use AI Technology to Address It. American Journal of Trade and Policy, 10(1), 7–14.