Troops from america and its allies are scheduled to finish their withdrawal from Afghanistan by September 11 this 12 months.
The US has been promising the Kabul authorities continued help in endeavoring to convey stability to Afghanistan, together with the Afghan navy’s efforts to maintain Taliban fighters, and others, at bay.
There are reviews in Western media that Washington is in search of to make use of bases or amenities in nations that border Afghanistan. The Central Asian states of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and even Kazakhstan — which doesn’t immediately border Afghanistan — have been talked about as attainable areas.
All of the Central Asian states performed a job in U.S. operations in Afghanistan within the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist assaults in 2001, however the scenario is totally different now in comparison with the way it was 20 years in the past. And whereas there are causes that some Central Asian states may want to renew momentary navy cooperation with Washington, there are additionally the explanation why they may wish to keep away from additional U.S. efforts in Afghanistan.
On this week’s Majlis Podcast, RFE/RL Media-Relations Supervisor Muhammad Tahir moderates a dialogue that appears at how the departure of U.S. and allied forces from Afghanistan will have an effect on the Central Asian states and their southern neighbor.
This week’s friends are: from New York, Alexander Cooley, director of the Harriman Institute at Columbia College and writer of the e book Base Politics: Democratic Change And The U. S. Army Abroad; from London, Rafaello Pantucci, a senior affiliate fellow on the Royal United Providers Institute (RUSI) the place he focuses on terrorism and counterterrorism in addition to China’s relations with its Western neighbors; from Prague, Salimjon Aioub, the director of RFE/RL’s Tajik Service, identified domestically as Ozodi; and Bruce Pannier, the writer of RFE/RL’s Qishloq Ovozi weblog.