South Asia and Beyond

What Sticks And Carrots Does The UN, World Have To Leverage The Taliban?

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point‘, Dr Maxim A. Suchkov, Director & Associate Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations(MGIMO University) and Ambassador Dilip Sinha, Former Indian Envoy to the UN in Geneva, Ex-Head, UN Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Former Joint Secretary(Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran), MEA and Author,’Legitimacy of Power: The Permanence of Five in the Security Council’ in analysis with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

Russia and China have made strong indications of recognising the Taliban government in Afghanistan. Infact, today, at the annual Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, “You need to think about the fact that the sooner the Taliban enters, so to speak, the community of civilized nations, the easier it will be to enter into contact, communicate and somehow influence and ask some questions.” The panellists discuss, what these questions are that the international community can and is asking, is the world and the United Nations in a position to hold the Taliban to its words, how much of a leverage are sanctions and with a humanitarian disaster unfolding what is the UN Security Council doing?

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  • Interesting discussion….quite a simple outlook to a complex global issue

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