Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Turkey affairs said that Turkey is very cautious about Afghan refugees and tries not to be deceived by the plans and promises of European leaders, adding: If the influx of Afghan refugees to Turkey and then to the European Union takes place, this issue could become a point of serious contention between the two sides. In addition, if the EU does not live up to its humanitarian responsibility towards Afghan refugees and, in consultation with Afghanistan’s neighbors, does not prove its seriousness in cooperating and meeting the needs of those countries to receive Afghan refugees, it will soon be witness to heavy transfers and efforts of those asylum seekers for the settlement in European countries.
Strategic Council Online – Note: Russia believes that the 20-year presence of the United States and NATO in Afghanistan ended in disgrace and considers it not only a defeat, but also a catastrophe. The old problems such as terrorism, drug trafficking and the low standard of living of the people not only remained unresolved but the problems even intensified. Foreign forces failed to establish a stable political system after their withdrawal. With the Taliban coming to power, the political system will change again.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst
Strategic Council Online – Interview: A professor at the University of Religions and Denominations said that the “Islamic Emirate” of the Taliban means non-interference of the people and other groups and parties in politics and social affairs, adding: It seems that in the future, apart from pressuring the Afghan people to implement what they call Islamic law, we will be witness to almost no significant difference between the Taliban government and the governance models in some Sunni religion countries.
Strategic Council Online- Interview: An analyst of Afghanistan affairs having said that the victor of the Taliban’s list is the Haqqani faction and Pakistan, and Molla Baradar faction has been marginalized, said:” Afghanistan society is now experiencing a profound gap between the government and other ethnics and religious sects. The situation is very dangerous and may lead to an internal war.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor, stating that Turkey has a strategic and economic motivation to be present in Afghanistan, suggested that in the near future we will be witness to the extensive talks between the Taliban and Turkey.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Turkey affairs commenting on Turkey’s new role in Afghanistan after the Taliban seizure of Kabul said: Ankara’s view of Kabul is a strategic one, and given the geopolitical situation of Afghanistan, in a long-term strategy, Turkey is striving for extensive military cooperation with that country, and in the meantime, Turkey’s good relations with Pakistan is strengthening this demand.
Strategic Council Online- Opinion: The drone attack attributed to Pakistan against Ahmad Massoud forces in Panjshir, Afghanistan, has shifted the international responsibility to the Islamabad government.
Dr. Ali Karbalaei Hosseini, Researcher, International Law
Strategic Council Online-Interview: A political activist of Afghanistan emphasized the significance of consultation and role-playing by countries neighboring Afghanistan and support for the establishment of an inclusive government and said, definitely, the emergence and real representation of a change in the Taliban approach would be the formation of a plural and inclusive government in Afghanistan and all relevant parties in that country should be present in that.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the subcontinent affairs commenting on the winners and losers of Afghanistan’s developments and the rise of the Taliban to power, divided the case into three separate sections, first domestic winners and losers, second neighbors and countries that have defined interests in Afghanistan and third at international level.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Afghanistan affairs, stating that the state-building in Afghanistan has many complexities, said: The Taliban are fighters and have been able to change equations through wars, but to run the country, they will need technocrats coming from different ethnic groups.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Asia affairs said the recent UN Security Council statements on Afghanistan are indicative of the acceptance of the Taliban’s complete domination over the country and the defeat of the Kabul government in the arena of political power of that country.
Strategic Council Online – The former head of Afghanistan Support Headquarters at the IRI Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that Pakistan considers Afghanistan the depth of its strategy, said: It is better for countries in the region to allow the Afghan people to independently determine their government and address common concerns through friendly relations.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Afghanistan affairs described “ethnocentrism” as the main axis of socio-political developments and the enjoyment of rights and privileges in Afghanistan, and said: Ethnic management has been implemented many times in Afghanistan and has failed each time. A national government should be formed in that country and this is the best scenario that can be imagined for the future of Afghanistan.
Strategic Council Online- Interview
An Afghanistan analyst believes that dissatisfaction present among the main body of Afghanistan military forces has caused boosting of self-confidence among Taliban.
Interview with spokesman of Afghanistan people’s Trust Front: Favorable Outlook for Afghanistan from Non-Taliban Perception
Strategic Council Online: A spokesman for the Afghanistan people’s Trust Front, stating that the desire and demand of the Afghan people is to establish a republic in the country, said: Countries with an effective role in Afghanistan should force the Taliban, who know no language other than killing and destruction, to enter into meaningful negotiations with a system that represents the people of Afghanistan, and together establish a coordinated system that is acceptable to the people of that country.
Strategic Council Online: Commercial and economic relations between Islamabad and Tehran is not out of the political relations between the two neighbors and despite tremendous capacities are still delayed because of the lack of common and strong political determination in the two capitals.
Somayeh Marevati—Researcher of Afghanistan and Pakistan issues
Strategic Council Online – Although China has the shortest border length (76 km) with Afghanistan due to the “Wakhan Corridor”, it is one of its most important neighbors. Throughout history, Kabul has been one of the most prominent axes on the China Silk Road; even today, when Afghanistan is in a state of turmoil and the Taliban control much of the territory, it is doubly important to China, especially economically and in security dimension.
Hamid Khoshayand – International Affairs Analyst
Strategic Council Online – Assistant to Minister and Director General of West Asia at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that the meeting of intra-Afghan groups in Tehran had a special success, added: The Taliban, with its past experience, realizes that it cannot necessarily achieve international legitimacy by military force; rather, international legitimacy is achieved through political negotiations.
Strategic Council Online – A university professor said that Afghanistan’s issues today are affected by the US negotiations with the Taliban and said that the scenarios considered by the regional countries for peace in Afghanistan should be comprehensive and they should accept that benefit of all is in peace and security with the participation of all ethnic groups.
Strategic Council Online – A university professor described the signals exchanged between Washington and Pyongyang as indicating a desire to reduce tensions between the two countries, saying: It seems that the United States will take these messages seriously and take steps in this direction; because getting countries out of “China’s strategic embrace” is one of America’s current strategies.