Ways to Overcome Afghanistan Crisis in Post-Republic Collapse

Rahimullah Kakar

(c) Rahimullah Kakar

On August 15th, 2021, the Western-backed Afghan Republic government collapsed, and the U.S.-led coalition withdrew from Afghanistan. The abrupt withdrawal created a political vacuum that resulted in a humanitarian and political crisis with far-reaching consequences. In his article for Modern Diplomacy, IFSH researcher Rahimullah Kakar analyzes that the European Union, the United States of America, and other regional actors have the capacity to overcome the protracted crises and closely monitor the rapidly evolving situation in Afghanistan. The author states that the EU and U.S. should encourage regional actors and Afghanistan's neighboring states to make regional concerted efforts for an inclusive political settlement in the country. Rahimullah Kakar concludes that an inclusive government has the potential to protect human rights, guarantee meaningful representation for women and ethnic and religious minorities, and address the menace of terrorism and extremism.

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