South Asia sits on a powder keg

News Today 28.10.2021

The Doha agreement signed between the Taliban and the US was meant to provide an escape route, so that the US withdrawal would look somewhat planned and organized. The US intelligence agencies were already busy developing contacts in the likely future Afghan government. However, everyone including the Americans were surprised by the rapidity with which the Taliban captured power in Afghanistan. The Americans were expecting an inclusive government where Ashraf Ghani would share power with Taliban and in this arrangement, Taliban would at best be a dominant player. No one expected that the Taliban would eliminate all opposition and turn the clock two decades back. (Read More)

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