* Date : 2021-08-26
The Taliban has taken control of Afghanistan after the withdrawal of U.S. troops, throwing the country into chaos. Will the group be able to gain the international recognition and legitimacy it seeks? U.S. President Joe Biden’s job approval rating fell to a record low amid backlash over the bungled pullout from Afghanistan. UK and other European countries largely remain skeptical of the Taliban’s promises of change, while being cautious in engaging with the regime. China, on the other hand, is actively reaching out, saying it is ready for ‘friendly relations’ with the group. Meanwhile, the U.S. exit from Afghanistan has triggered a debate in Korea over the fate of U.S. forces stationed in the country. In this week’s edition of Foreign Correspondents, we sit down with our panel of journalists to discuss how countries around the world reacting to the situation unfolding in the Middle East.
- Josh Smith / Reuters
- Andrew Salmon / Asia Times
- Komeil Soheili / Freelance Journalist
Skype Interview Guests
- Franz J. Marty / Freelance journalist based in Afghanistan