The Taliban, an Islamic militant group that is trying to take over Afghanistan and form a new government, is deepening its concerns. While the international community was watching, it declared the formation of an ‘inclusive government’, but the question is how much external forces will be involved. It is not easy to share a lot of authority with other factions in order to strengthen internal solidarity. However, it is a situation in Afghanistan and outside of Afghanistan that it is difficult to come up with a proposal for a new government at the level of ‘food service’. It is the key to ensuring practical inclusiveness.
Among the various scenarios, the prevailing view is that a certain level of power distribution is inevitable. Above all, the domestic economic situation on the verge of collapse is a pressure factor for the Taliban. The Wall Street Journal, an American daily, analyzed on the 23rd (local time) that “all international aid and overseas remittances, which make up a major part of Afghanistan’s economy, have been blocked. In fact, the US has already temporarily suspended aid to Afghanistan, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has also decided to stop aid. The reason is that the legitimacy of the new Taliban regime cannot be recognized yet. In addition, due to the suspension of remittance work by financial institutions, foreign currency sent by Afghans residing abroad to their home countries was cut off. As the money supply was blocked, the price of daily necessities such as flour, cooking oil, and gas in Afghanistan soared by 50%, making even daily life difficult.
Once the Taliban started talking. It showed his will to negotiate with all walks of life to create an inclusive government proposal that he said would come out within two weeks. First, former Afghan government officials participated in the table. Meetings with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai have already been completed on the 21st, and former Finance Minister Omar Jaqilwal also returned to Kabul this week to negotiate power sharing with the Taliban. “Ex-Afghan government officials are asking the Taliban to make sure they protect civil liberties and the rights of minorities and women,” the Washington Post reported.
‘Loya Zirga’, a traditional Afghan tribal elders meeting, was also held for national consultation. According to the New York Times, about 800 Ulema (Islamic theologians and jurists) and Taliban political leaders attended the meeting held in Kabul that day. However, unlike the declaration of the end of the war by the Taliban, which said, “The Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan (the official name) will represent all political forces and peoples,” there was not a single woman in the meeting.
Decentralized rule is also essential to block the possibility of civil war. The last anti-Taliban armed force, the National Resistance Front (NRF) in Afghanistan, expressed its intention to agree to peace negotiations with the Taliban, emphasizing the need for power sharing. This means that armed resistance may be abandoned depending on the outcome of the negotiations. Ali Nasari, head of external relations at the NRF, emphasized in an interview with the BBC that “Afghanistan is a multicultural country made up of ethnic minorities, so it is necessary to share power.” The Taliban also expressed their willingness to engage in dialogue. Although it announced that it had retaken three northern regions (Bannu, Pulehsar, and Desala) that were lost to the resistance on the 21st, there is room for partially accommodating the resistance forces’ demands, saying, “We want to resolve the problem peacefully through negotiations.” it will be put
Of course, neither side delayed their preparations for the final decisive battle. The Taliban have assembled their forces near the entrance to the Panjishir Valley, a stronghold of NRF resistance. The NRF also said, “Thousands are ready to fight.” Panjisir Valley, called the ‘blessed fortress’, is also an area that Afghan militia defended until the end when the Afghan militia fought back against the Soviet Union.
Meanwhile, the Taliban appointed Gul Agha and Sadr Ibrahim, respectively, to act as finance and interior ministers on the same day. It is known that Najibula and Kabul governor were appointed as the head of intelligence, and Mullah Sirin and Hamdullah Nomani were appointed as the mayor of Kabul, respectively. It seems that they are spurring the formation of a new government, but it is not known exactly who these people are.
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