They took Kabul with no struggle. Now comes the exhausting half. As Afghanistan stares at a money crunch coupled with a meals disaster, the UN warns that half the nation’s inhabitants is in danger. After empty guarantees by the Taliban to maintain ladies in class and the workforce, no international energy has thus far recognised the nation’s new management.
That’s the image as we chalk up the current and the no-shows at a digital summit of G20 nations hosted by Italy. We ask if that’s arguably the second most essential assembly on Afghanistan this Tuesday, what with US and EU leaders sitting down in Qatar with the Taliban international minister.
Whether or not you’re in Doha or in Rome, the burning query is similar: beneath what phrases does the skin world normalise ties with the Taliban?
Produced by Alessandro Xenos, Juliette Laurain and Imen Mellaz.