But Hamas is not ISIS, Al-Qaeda or Taliban.
Nihan Duran interviewed Heela Najibullah, daughter of former Afghan president Najibullah, a humanitarian worker and a peace researcher, on the past and present approaches to peace in Afghanistan, the continuing talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban who are supported by Pakistan and her proposal regarding the establishment of peace and stability in Afghanistan.
ince the start of the intra-Afghan negotiations on September 12, 2020, there is a genuine excitement among ordinary Afghans regarding peace talks and a possible reconciliation with the Taliban.
Thereafter Pakistan started facing terrorism threats by Taliban attacks.
Having been the base for military operations that saw the Soviet Union defeated in Afghanistan in 1989 and, over a decade later in clashes with the West, during the US invasion of the Islamic Republic, which at the time was under Taliban rule, Pakistan has found it challenging, to say the least, in dealing with non-state armed groups and tribes that moved freely through its porous border.
The region was the safe haven and retreat of the Taliban and their Al Qaeda affiliates.
ullah Fazal, a leader of the Taliban, and Abdul Rashid Dostum confronted a verbal clash when Mullah Fazal called Dostum a “traitor” and “killer” during the Moscow conference on Afghanistan last week.
invasion of Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003) after 9/11, eliminated two of Iran’s archenemies: the Taliban and Saddam respectively.
new administration whether it would abandon the peace talks, withdraw its troops, or choose a third option as the target killings, magnitude bombs, and the Taliban offense has spiked across Afghanistan.
, in fact, is still in the process of seeking a bailout from the Afghan Taliban, facilitated by Pakistan.
In 2001, the Taliban government in Afghanistan destroyed the ancient 6th century Buddhas of Bamyan.
What is your analysis about the current security policies and defense strategies of Putin’s Russia in regards to its regional involvements and deployments? Do you think President Putin has started to adopt a much more offensive and expansionist posture, considering the Russian intervention in Georgia, Ukraine, Crimea, Syria and even Afghanistan (through negotiations with Taliban)? I view it differently.
The leverage that UK could offer is to take a bigger role in resolving Iran (which Trump badly needs to do), a more dynamic role in the Middle East (which the UK could easily do as it knows the ground) and even helping with the peace process with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
While studying foreign fighters’ portraits, I found myself focusing on Afghanistan: from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, to the Taliban and to the US invasion in the aftermath of 9/11.