Friday, August 20, 2021

Pepe Escobar - China, Russia are stage-managing the Taliban

 Beijing, Moscow are working overtime to scrub the Taliban's 'terrorist' label and endorse it as a legitimate political movement

Moscow and Beijing are meticulously stage-managing the Taliban’s reinsertion in regional and global geopolitics. This means that the SCO is stage-managing the whole process: Russia and China are applying consensual decisions that have been taken in SCO meetings.

The key player the Taliban are talking to is Zamir Kabulov, Russia’s special presidential envoy for Afghanistan. In yet another debunking of the NATOstan narrative, Kabulov confirmed, for instance, “we see no direct threat to our allies in Central Asia. There are no facts proving otherwise.”

Asian Times


Peter Pan said...

Like genuine capitalists, they're ready to do some business!

Nebris said...

@PP Genuine capitalism requires a complete lack of moral restraint, which certainly describes the CCP.