If The Taliban Want Good Relations They Should Accept A World-Order – OpEd


The Taliban have now been in power for more than two years and are imbalanced with foreign acceptance at a time when internal issues have deteriorated. Since their political power grab in 2021, a few neighbouring countries have recognized the Taliban as an interim government. This may mean that if they truly want good relations with all countries in the world, then they should adopt the global agenda.

The Doha agreement led to the collapse of Western rule, yet the Afghan people haven’t come to a full consensus. 

Meanwhile, the Taliban are against world reality – they have banned the use of cigarettes and marijuana. However, countries like Canada have legalized these substances. The world is watching the Taliban as they keep going backwards and dragging Afghans with them. While cigarettes are not good for health, it is a legal product that makes revenue for the country. On the other hand, marijuana can be used for healing and recovery by Afghan forces and others who are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of decades of war.

So, this is where the collide between Taliban and Afghans, and Taliban and foreign countries come into question. During the Western occupation, statistics showed that Afghan security forces outnumbered the Taliban by some 300,000 Afghan force members on the battlefield fighting at that time alongside a reduced footprint by ISAF and NATO forces. Casualties were indeed high at the time and innocent people in the villages and in the cities often got killed in the middle of war which included children and women. All of this fighting has since been reduced because the battlefield seems empty for now.

The bloodshed ended shortly after American forces left and left Kabul in whole to the Taliban.

But now Afghans are forced to reverse 20 years of lifestyle because of an interim Taliban order. They have banned girls and women from jobs and education, both of which are human rights as per the world order. 

While the world gave the Taliban another chance to continue progress toward world order, instead, they have misguided themselves and others.

To receive recognition, the world requested the Taliban several times to enable its people to stand on their two feet and keep the peace on Afghan soil.

The imbalance is not solely to blame on the Taliban at a time when conflicts have erupted in Ukraine and Palestine. The Afghan people have been left out by the West and the Taliban nor the world are in a position to help them; as we see.

Meladul Haq Ahmadzai

Meladul Haq Ahmadzai is an Afghan-Canadian citizen who lives in Ottawa and CEO of Taleam Systems.

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