Hashmat Moslish is a Journalist, Independent Analyst, Former Senior Producer at Al Jazeera, and advisor to the former President of Afghanistan, Burhanuddin Rabbani.
Hashmat joins us on the podcast to contextualize the rise of Taliban in Afghanistan. We get into a deep discussion on how the Taliban managed to take over the entire country so swiftly, where all did the US policy fail in Afghanistan, what does the future look like and what role should Pakistan play.
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0:00 Contextualizing and Historizing the rule of the Taliban
24:00 Early Taliban vs the new young Taliban
32:00 Very difficult to attack the Panjshir Valley
34:30 Are the old Taliban commanders unconnected to what is happening in Afghanistan?
43:40 Western Media doesn’t understand Afghanistan
50:00 Liberalism and Islam
1:02:00 International Politics: Iran, Pakistan, Saudia Arabia and Afghanistan
1:08:30 Will Taliban accept money from anywhere?
1:14:00 The relationship of Afghanistan and Pakistan
1:20:00 The “Taliban” state
1:25:40 The role of China
1:31:00 Islamic State in Afghanistan
1:34:00 What can Pakistani people do to help Afghans?