Taliban fighters patrol Kabul on August 19. After the Taliban takeover, employees of the collapsed government, civil society activists and women are among the at-risk Afghans who have gone into hiding or are staying off the streets. Photo: AP
Taliban fighters patrol Kabul on August 19. After the Taliban takeover, employees of the collapsed government, civil society activists and women are among the at-risk Afghans who have gone into hiding or are staying off the streets. Photo: AP
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Opinion

Opinion

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Why the Taliban’s return to power puts onus on Afghanistan’s neighbours to step up

  • The Afghanistan debacle presents an opportunity for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to play a constructive role in meeting the region’s burgeoning security challenge – if members can get beyond historical baggage and mistrust

Taliban fighters patrol Kabul on August 19. After the Taliban takeover, employees of the collapsed government, civil society activists and women are among the at-risk Afghans who have gone into hiding or are staying off the streets. Photo: AP
Taliban fighters patrol Kabul on August 19. After the Taliban takeover, employees of the collapsed government, civil society activists and women are among the at-risk Afghans who have gone into hiding or are staying off the streets. Photo: AP
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