03 august 2021

Afghanistan: Next few weeks pivotal as humanitarian crisis and fight for power looms


Afghanistan's president blamed the rapid withdrawal of Western forces for an increase in Taliban offensives, which has advanced faster than many expected, seizing vast swathes of territory and key border crossings.The next few weeks will be pivotal for the future of Afghanistan with ominous implications for its people who face a looming humanitarian disaster, but also for the prestige, power and influence of the West. The Taliban has advanced faster than many had expected, seizing swathes of [...]