South Asia and Beyond

Afghanistan: What next?

NEW DELHI: As the first week of Taliban’s ascent to power in Afghanistan completes a week, many questions remained unanswered. Why did US leave in such a disorderly and disorganised fashion, leaving its Afghan friends and supporters in a precarious position? What happens next? Will China and Russia now step in to fill the void? What are India’s options under the current circumstances? Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale tries to look ahead in his weekly programme, Simply Nitin

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