A View from Afar: Selwyn Manning and Paul Buchanan present this week’s podcast, A View from Afar, where they analyse: How United States President Joe Biden has confirmed that US troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan before the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.
Questions to consider are:
With Afghanistan being far from stable, and with large sectors of Afghanistan once again in Taliban control, will this historically war-torn country, of great strategic importance, descend into civil war?
And what are the competing interest vying for a piece of Afghanistan?
There appears two significant blocs:
There’s the China-India-Pakistan axis. And, there’s the Iran-Russia axis. What are the motivations here? What are the risks and opportunities that await them?
What about all those nations that took part in the US-led occupation forces in Afghanistan? Do they all simply walk away from their geopolitical ‘investment’, to forget that chapter in their history, forget the casualties, the deaths, the alleged war crimes, the economic investment?
And what of the Taliban in 2021. Is this new generation of Taliban aware of the mistakes made by their most recent forefathers?
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