Analysts see the US seeking physical presence in Afghanistan

KABUL (SW) – Analysts believe the US is seeking to re-establish physical presence in Afghanistan in a bid to have a check on China and Russia.

Javed Momand, a university professor and international relations expert, told Salam Watandar that the United States, in cooperation with Pakistan, wanted to disrupt Afghanistan’s relative security in order to be present again. “The United States wants to have a place in Afghanistan instead of (allowing) China and Russia,” Momand said. “China now has its own economic activities, so the United States does not want its rivals to easily use Afghan territory.”

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has spoken by telephone with his Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. The two sides discussed their commitment to the stability of Afghanistan and the fight against terrorism in that country.

Meanwhile, a number of political analysts on the US-Pakistani foreign ministers’ dialogue say Afghanistan’s neighbors are concerned about the country’s growing insecurity.

Tariqah Farhadi, a political analyst and international relations expert, told Salam Watandar that Pakistan was concerned about the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) allegedly operating from Afghanistan. According to him, Pakistan is waiting for the green light from the United States to attack the TTP positions on Afghan soil when needed.

According to Farhadi, the issue of Afghanistan’s security is not important for the United States because it has repeatedly stressed that after leaving the region, the responsibility for security lies with the countries of the region and the Islamic Emirate has failed to ensure 100% confidence in neighboring countries.

This comes as 9 months have passed since the Islamic Emirate came to power in Afghanistan, but this government has not been recognized by any country so far.