ATbar Afghanistan in the Shadow of the US

Afghanistan in the Shadow of the US and NATO Withdrawal

19/08/2021 | by Barak, Michael (Dr.)  

The US and NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan, planned to end at the end of August 2021, the rapid Taliban takeover of tens of provinces in the war-torn country and the meddling of regional actors, such as Russia, Pakistan, Iran, and China, in the Afghani affairs, have worrying strategic ramifications for the future of the country and poses political and security challenges for its neighbors. Worse than that is the threat to the Afghani civil society that in the past two decades enjoyed libera democratic values. Should the Taliban regain control over Afghanistan, the latter might become again a focal point for global international terrorism and pose a threat to the western world, Israel included.