Is it time to take the Afghan Taliban seriously? | Inside Story



U.S.-led foreign troops are leaving Afghanistan after 20 years of war, and the Afghan Taliban is quickly filling the power vacuum.
Fighters have made swift gains, capturing districts with little resistance from Afghan government forces.
The Taliban says it now controls 85 percent of the country.
Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government in Doha have made little progress.
So will the Taliban’s vision for Afghanistan eventually prevail?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Guests:

Nader Nadery – Member, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s peace negotiating team.

Kurt Volker – Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO.

Metra Mehran – Co-founder, Feminine Perspectives Campaign.

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