South Asia and Beyond

New Afghan Govt: Old Wine In Old Bottle

NEW DELHI: Three weeks after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, they have announced an interim government. And contrary to their claims, the government is anything but inclusive. Of the 33 names announced in the Cabinet, many have UN sanctions against them, and some are designated terrorists. Not a single woman figures on that list that’s packed with Pashtuns. In this chat with StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale, former Director General, Military Intelligence, Lt Gen RK Sawhney (Retd), dwells on how despite all the hype, the Taliban remain what they were.

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