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A shadow war on the Taliban

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Publication date9/09/2021
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherThe Diplomat
Media of outputOnline
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Alarm bells are ringing in various capitals following the appointment of ultraradicals and listed terrorists in the Taliban’s new government in Afghanistan. One particular capital that feels rattled by this government formation is New Delhi, India. As many Western powers follow a wait-and-see policy, New Delhi is taking a proactive role in reaching out to like-minded friends to cobble together a narrative that is likely to be anti-Taliban and may lead to some heavy-handed approaches in dealing with this new regime.