New Delhi: The Taliban, who ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, once again captured the war-torn country on 15 August.
The Taliban have finally captured Kabul after weeks of fighting with military forces, and they have established control over almost the entire country.
With the rise of the Taliban, a radical Islamist terrorist movement, Afghanistan and the whole of South Asia are under serious threat. The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has sparked a renewed spirit among global leaders to tackle the problem and prevent this new organization from propagating global jihad through weapons and terror.
Many predictions are being made as to what will be the impact of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan on China’s regional and global situation. Some argue that the withdrawal of US forces would free up US resources to focus on China and the Indo-Pacific.
The military withdrawal is opening up a way of exploitation for China. Others are insisting that Taiwan is now more vulnerable, because Beijing has seen and lacked America’s resolve and capability.
To investigate the matter, Red Lantern Analytica spoke Tuesday to Michael Johns, co-founder of the American Tea Party Movement, the largest grassroots political movement in American history.
The US Tea Party movement has supported adherence to the US Constitution, limited government and low taxes, and has largely led to the political victory of Donald Trump in the US House of Representatives in 2010, the Republican victory in the US Senate in 2014 and Donald Trump in 2016.
Michael Johns is also a prominent US foreign policy expert and has previously served as the White House presidential speechwriter for President George H. W. Bush. In addition, he has served as a senior aide in the US Senate and as a former governor of New Jersey.
Johns has authored the book The US and Africa Statistical Handbook and has also written articles for The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, National Review and other media houses.
Johns is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he majored in economics. He has also studied abroad at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge in the UK.
He was asked what he thinks about the revival of the Taliban regime, which could undermine the US-led liberal international order based on democratic values, as the world’s most powerful autocratic country and human rights violator China now plays a key role. I have arrived.
To this, Johns responded that the relationship between the Communist Party of China (CCP) and the Taliban is an evolving relationship, which is currently undermined.
China’s role in the Taliban issue is one that deserves a lot of scrutiny. He said this relationship between the CCP and the Taliban could pose a major threat to international security.
He further elaborated that in the context of the Taliban’s resurgence, many people are of the opinion that Taliban policy has changed significantly, but this is not true. Taliban can never change. Johns said that their intention to spread global jihad and the brutality they use to achieve it are the same.
In the process, he is being offered sophisticated guidance from Pakistan’s ISI and patronized by the CCP.
The fact that 9/11 was planned by Osama bin Laden is true, but it was greatly promoted, directly or indirectly, by the Taliban regime at the time, which offered him safe haven.
The rise of the Taliban has actually evolved from the involvement of Pakistan. He did so only with his desire to see such a government in Kabul. Thus, no government, except the CCP, is recognizing the Taliban and no one should, he said.
When asked how the US, being a close ally of Britain, explains Britain’s decision to recognize the Taliban. Pointing out the extreme cruelty committed by this group, Johns said that this group should never be recognized.
However, he remarked that while Boris Johnson has said he may need to speak with the Taliban, no UK diplomatic recognition of his has been extended (at least not yet).
Asked about China’s long-term goals in the process, Johns said China has come to terms with its identity and that it is actually moving forward with an aggressive plan to overtake the US and develop its monopoly in various sectors. Used to be.
It is the plan and policy of the Xi-Jinping government to always keep control over Central Asia.
Johns cited the example of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which has two plans to be implemented. First, facilitating travel between Kabul and Pakistan, which will be part of the wider transportation, and second, Afghanistan is very mineral-rich and its key resources are of great importance to China.
He said that China is moving slowly and trying to broaden its influence.