The Taliban is ruling Afghanistan brutally. They are killing thousands, oppressing minorites, discrimination against women and conducting a reign of terrors. The international community must act against this Pakistan-backed fanatical group to save Afghanistan.
Facing hunger and humiliation, cultural genocide and gender apartheid, millions in Afghanistan are thinking of jailbreak and escaping to another country.
The prospects for peace in Afghanistan will remain distant for as long as the Taliban own the entire political apparatus.
The exponents of Afghan ethno-nationalism desperately aim to present a benign image of the Taliban.
The US can exert pressure on behalf of Afghan women to demand their right to work and education are honored.
It is critical that Western powers support fundamental human rights in Afghanistan without providing the Taliban with opportunities for blackmail.
It is clear that under the Taliban’s constitution, the public have no say in the decision-making process.
Victory against the US, ethnic conflict within Afghanistan and disappointment with Islamabad could lead the Taliban to create a new Pashtun state on the ruins of Afghanistan and Pakistan.