Six outside powers have made pledges of selfless affiliations to Afghanistan, but the Taliban runs the risk of getting entrapped in their bitter jealousies.
Australia has joined the U.S. and UK games to contain China, leaving India unclear in the Quad and isolated in Asia. Tied to the waning imperial power of the U.S., India is gradually losing strategic autonomy.
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.
Any answer must begin with France’s role in the EU and include the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The fallout over the AUKUS deal, as we are now seeing, has been a severe rift in relations between two historic allies, the U.S. and France. And the collateral damage may also include NATO.