Afghani Tal­iban: an as­set

Southasia - - ON RECORD -

It is a mat­ter of great sig­nif­i­cance how the U.S gov­ern­ment is now fi­nally able to dif­fer­en­ti­ate be­tween the Is­lamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Afghan Tal­iban. Its move to en­cour­age the lat­ter to join the gov­ern­ment and par­tic­i­pate in the run­ning of the coun­try is a pos­i­tive step and shows how com­mit­ted the U.S gov­ern­ment is in help­ing the Afghan gov­ern­ment get back on its feet.

The writer of the ar­ti­cle, ‘A Po­si­tion of Strength’, has shed light on a very im­por­tant fac­tor in this whole ar­range­ment by en­sur­ing a place for the Afghan Tal­iban in the gov­ern­ment. The U.S. gov­ern­ment can en­sure the fu­ture safety and se­cu­rity of its peo­ple, thanks to the Tal­iban de­nounc­ing the cause sup­ported by the Al-Qaeda and dis­tanc­ing it­self from such fac­tions. How­ever, the U.S. gov­ern­ment needs to en­sure that it ef­fec­tively ad­dresses the needs of the Tal­iban; oth­er­wise it runs the risk of alien­at­ing the group, caus­ing the Afghan ad­min­is­tra­tion to fall into fur­ther dis­ar­ray.

Ab­dul Baseer

Kabul, Afghanistan

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