History of Afghanistan
As of 17th August 2021, the Taliban swift take over of Afghanistan  is in the news. I decided to look up the history of Afghanistan, which is really interesting.
Granted Wikipedia is NOT considered an academic source of information, nevertheless this article makes interesting reading and if you are writing an essay or paper then there are citations and references to the authors sources of information. Which would make further reading too.
Interesting quote in the article
“Afghanistan is “easy to march into, hard to march out of.” was made by Alexander the Great in 330 BCE, assuming I have read understood the article correctly, the situation is not much different now.
I will have another look later as the article is right up August 1t5th at the time of writing this.
I think by understanding the history of the country more, then it does make understanding the current situation better . Given that it has been invaded so many times, and each time the culture has been influenced, both in what seems positive and negative ways.