Episode 87: Pakistan, the Taliban, and the future of Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s Taliban is poised to take the reins in Kabul with the looming withdrawal of US troops. Although dependent on Pakistan in the past, the Taliban are now more geopolitically savvy. So what influence would Islamabad have in a new Taliban-led Afghanistan? And what can the world expect from a Taliban 2.0 government? South Asia observers Associate Professor Matthew Nelson and Dr Zahid Ahmed join Ali Moore to discuss Afghanistan’s possible futures. A podcast from Asia Institute of the University of Melbourne.
Associate Professor Matthew Nelson and Dr Zahid Ahmed