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Biden bows to the Taliban cutting other G7 members adrift as each attempts to airlift its own nationals home safely

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24.08.2021

Not much is clear about how events on the ground at Kabul airport will play out over the next week. However, if the member nations of the G7 group are looking to make any real progress themselves in Afghanistan, they need to look over the shoulder of US President Joe Biden.

After all, spending just seven minutes on a call to fellow world leaders seems to support the contention that he’s no help at all in this volatile crisis and the remaining G6 1 know it.

On the call, meanwhile, it might be fun to make Biden squirm in discomfort as they remind him of NATO, special relations and his own country’s sorry role in all this, but the UK et al would be better off looking to the regional big dogs, China and Russia, if they want to pile on the pressure with the Taliban.

It would be naive to think either Beijing or Moscow have been sitting on their hands as the cities of Afghanistan fell like dominoes. Moscow has a deep understanding of what makes Afghanistan tick, earned the hard way, while resource-hungry China would dearly love to have........

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