The geopolitical context has changed between 2001 and 2021, and thus we should expect a different foreign policy from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
Billions of dollars’ worth of US weapons and equipment have fallen into Taliban hands, making the new regime a military force in the region from day one.
The Afghan government is on borrowed time after a string of battlefield successes by the Taliban.
President Biden may have ended Washington’s endless war. But for Pakistan, the real struggle might just be beginning.
Peace talks represent a significant achievement. Nevertheless, there are a number of political roadblocks to overcome—as well as fresh opportunities for Afghans and external actors.
Though there’s a lot more work to be done before peace and stability reigns in Afghanistan, the recent US-Taliban deal is an important step in the right direction.
Lasting peace can only come after all stakeholders get a place at the negotiating table.
Bad news is emanating from Afghanistan in a near-constant stream, and much of it is very familiar.
With a US pullout likely, regional players are scrambling to shore up their long-term interests in Afghanistan. This article examines the military and economic objectives driving India’s foreign policy there.
In this latest round of Taliban talks, will the United States repeat historical mistakes or manage to overcome them?