A horrific attack by ISIS-K on a Shiite mosque has raised alarms not just among the Taliban, but in Iran and China.
The war of words between Dushanbe and the Taliban has deep historical roots.
The long-neglected northeast has been famed for its gemstones, but the Taliban are ill-equipped to exploit such resources.
The Turkmenistan president Berdimuhamedow probably spoke for the region when he said in his speech at the UNGA earlier this week: “The situation there is not easy, the government and public institutions that are being formed are very fragile. This is why assessing the situation in the country requires ultimate consistency, prudence and responsibility — both in words and actions. “
Ex-president Najibullah’s daughter urges adoption of his National Reconciliation Policy to prevent yet another debilitating proxy war.
With no end in sight to the internal conflict in Afghanistan, China has been meeting with regional players to build a strategy that seeks to guarantee peace and stability for all.