Afghani Taliban: an asset
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.