Members of the Taliban patrol in Kandahar, Afghansitan, on August 22. When the last US cargo plane leaves, extremists will be in charge. Photo: EPA-EFE Members of the Taliban patrol in Kandahar, Afghansitan, on August 22. When the last US cargo plane leaves, extremists will be in charge. Photo: EPA-EFE
Members of the Taliban patrol in Kandahar, Afghansitan, on August 22. When the last US cargo plane leaves, extremists will be in charge. Photo: EPA-EFE
Brian P. Klein
Opinion

Opinion

Brian P. Klein

Afghanistan and its extremist elements are China’s problem now

  • Despite the Taliban’s reassurances, Beijing’s options will remain limited if violence flares up
  • But giving the Taliban economic support also risks strengthening extremist groups such as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement

Members of the Taliban patrol in Kandahar, Afghansitan, on August 22. When the last US cargo plane leaves, extremists will be in charge. Photo: EPA-EFE Members of the Taliban patrol in Kandahar, Afghansitan, on August 22. When the last US cargo plane leaves, extremists will be in charge. Photo: EPA-EFE
Members of the Taliban patrol in Kandahar, Afghansitan, on August 22. When the last US cargo plane leaves, extremists will be in charge. Photo: EPA-EFE
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