The Taliban is Like the Khmer Rouge. Diplomacy Simply Won’t Cut It.

September 2, 2020 Topic: Security Blog Brand: Middle East Watch Tags: AfghanistanTalibanDiplomacyGovernmentMike Pompeo

The Taliban is Like the Khmer Rouge. Diplomacy Simply Won’t Cut It.

If diplomacy cannot succeed, then it is time to step back and ask what the United States and other regional states can offer the Afghan government to ensure the Taliban cannot win.

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

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