South Asia and Beyond

With An Eye On The Past, Making Sense Of An Unknown Afghan Future

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, Member of the Afghan High Council For National Reconciliation, Former Member of Parliament, Women’s Rights defender and an Ex-Presidential Advisor on UN Affairs in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

The last U.S soldier and diplomat have left Kabul ending America’s longest war. On the airport runway, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid announced “this victory belongs to us all,” and is a “lesson for other invaders”. A whistle-stop airlift has seen over 123,000 people flee. But, what about the over 39 million others, how are Afghans dealing with their uncertain future, how will the world engage with the new rulers and what ramifications will the region face? A comprehensive discussion with Farkhunda Naderi.

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Meanwhile. India has for the first time officially announced it’s talking to the Taliban. ‘The Ambassador of India to Qatar, Deepak Mittal, met Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, the Head of Taliban’s Political Office in Doha. The meeting took place at the Embassy of India, Doha, on the request of the Taliban side.’

Editor’s Note: This is a news, current affairs, political, social and foreign policy analysis of the situation in Afghanistan and advocates against the promotion of violence and violent organisations. All discussions of past, present or future events are made for historical and educational purposes only.