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Al Jazeera – Inside Story: Can the Taliban’s interim government win the support it needs?


US , Allies and the Taliban tell lies – note the weasel words ‘within the Islamic framework’ but their interpretation is a rather robust and repressive one based on the past – but I suspect we will see many excesses, plus a lot of spin

Sep 9, 2021

The Taliban promised an inclusive government that represents women. But after weeks of anticipation, its interim government appears to lack just that. It was an all-male caretaker cabinet, consisting mainly of the group’s members who had close ties with its late founder Mullah Omar… as well as members of the Haqqani network that’s labeled a terrorist organisation by the U.S. The selection didn’t include representatives of Afghanistan’s toppled government. And it failed to meet the demands of the international community. Foreign governments and lenders mainly want to see the rights of women and ethnic minorities respected. The Taliban needs their support to secure desperately needed aid and run government institutions. The group says other posts still need to be filled and a permanent leadership would be named soon. So, can it win approval through action?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra. Guests: Lutfullah Lutf, Researcher and Political Analyst Haroun Rahimi, Assistant Professor of Law at American University of Afghanistan Peter Knoope, Former Head of Mission to Afghanistan at Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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