Radical Islamists have had some busy weeks, including internal strife in the new government. Therefore, they are also less likely to gain international admiration.
On August 15, the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan.
The new regime of radical Islamists posed a number of challenges to world leaders. Announcing a new refugee crisis and testing alliances and great powers.
Solutions to problems stand and fall in one question:
When will the world recognize the Taliban government, if any?
A number of countries will wait for a response until the group’s behavior becomes clear. But now it is becoming increasingly uncertain whether time is a luxury in which the global community can indulge.
A sharp debate erupted in the Taliban leadership over the formation of the group’s new government, May BBC tell. Taliban sources told the channel.
The dispute occurred between Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and another member of the government at the presidential palace in Kabul. Baradar is said to have traveled to Kandahar after the incident.
This weekend, Kabul had a wonderful visit. Then Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani went to the capital. Qatar’s foreign minister. In doing so, the Taliban received their first proper state visit since taking power.
Al-Thawri met with a number of the group’s leaders. They discussed the political situation in the country and the living conditions of the Afghan people.
But the foreign minister made it clear that the visit does not mean that Qatar recognizes the Taliban government. When the group ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, only three countries recognized it: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
A month ago, the Taliban seemed to have good odds of winning their favor again. But now it looks less promising for radical Islamists.
-If you asked me ten days ago, I probably would have had more faith than now that it could happen very quickly, says Christian Harpviken. He is a researcher at the Peace Research Institute (PRIO).
Today, it is believed that it is more within the world to give some form of recognition.
Here you get an overview of what can give a thumbs up and down:
Then the Taliban presented their interim government with a ready-made list of ministers. She has 21 male names.
One of them is Khalil Haqqani.
He has assumed the position of Minister for Refugees and Repatriation, and thus will control the influx of asylum seekers.
But Haqqani’s background will likely make it difficult on the ground to enter into agreements with him.
He belongs to the terrifying terrorist Haqqani network and collaborated with Al-Qaeda. Moreover, he is one of the most wanted terrorists of the USA with a reward of 5 million dollars, which is approximately 43 million Norwegian kroner.
A Taliban source told the BBC’s Pashto party that Baradar and Haqqani exchanged harsh words during the palace brawl. There must also be a fight between supporters of the two parties.
Baradar was appointed Deputy Prime Minister. The background to the quarrel should be that he is not satisfied with the structure of the Provisional Government.
According to the BBC, there are also differing opinions on who can be credited with the Taliban’s victory in the country. Baradar believed the diplomatic efforts of his ilk were more important. Haqqani and his sympathizers believed the armed struggle was decisive.
The expected refugee crisis
Half a million Afghans are expected to flee the country before Christmas as a result of the Taliban’s takeover. Thousands have already traveled across the border into Turkey. Many of them will move to Europe.
The countries of the world are not enthusiastic about the emergence of a new refugee crisis in their arms. Many have looked for opportunities to find out if and when Afghan asylum seekers can be returned to Afghanistan. But to do that, they have to be able to work with someone in the Afghan government. Therefore, there was a lot of tension about who would be responsible for this on the part of the Taliban.
Last week the answer came.
Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. Political turmoil, drought and a pandemic will mean that up to 97 percent of the population will live in poverty by mid-2022, according to the UN report.
There are a number of countries that will prevent this from happening. Among others, Norway, which will provide 100 million NOK in humanitarian efforts. The money will go to relief organizations in Afghanistan. Not for the Taliban.
They rely on help. The government itself does not have the resources to solve the crisis. Thus, the Taliban may be required to act properly in order to receive assistance.
But many argue that there can be no requests for help.
👎 Contribute to success
Officially, the assistance will not be recognition of the Taliban government. But could it be a step in the right direction?
– Harpviken says it’s an accurate formulation to view development aid as recognition.
But it is a dilemma that the Taliban can use to promote overall well-being. In this way, there is support for the Taliban. The problem is also the opposite question. Whether it is conceivable to starve the entire Afghan people to put pressure on the Taliban.
👎 “See what they do, not what they say”
The above-mentioned statement was made by a number of world leaders when they made clear whether they wanted to recognize the Taliban or not. In the first weeks after the radical Islamists took power, they said many of the right things.
Women should be allowed to work and study. Everyone promised an amnesty.
But there are more and more examples of the Taliban not doing exactly what they say. Former government soldiers say they are after them. Journalists were tortured. Women’s rights are restricted.
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