News Comment #1

Will the world formally recognize the Taliban?        

In an article from the New York Times, a journalist attempts to answer the question “Will the world now begin to recognize the Taliban?” An important notion that people around the world are beginning to question themselves. Throughout the past week, the Taliban has taken over Kabul and the United States military has withdrawn from Afghanistan after an invasion that had lasted nearly twenty years. There have been so many drastic developments in a war that had no end in sight only months ago. The article attempts to explain and help the average American understand what will happen next.

            Now that the Taliban have control of Afghanistan, what happens next? Will they be recognized? Will the Taliban have a seat in the U.N? The people of the world are concerned that Afghan will now be ruled in such a way that its people will have rights and will be treated humanely. In a quote by the secretary of state, Antony J. Blinken, “Every step we take will be based not on what a Taliban-led government says, but what it does to live up to its commitments,” The article makes it clear that all these questions will be answered based on the actions of the Taliban. 

            This article Is written by an author that takes a very neutral stance. Every statement is held up by facts or a statistic. It takes the questions asked and creates answers based solely on available evidence. It is structured in a way that makes sense and is easy for the average person to read and make sense of. This topic is very well covered in the news lately but if a person has not heard about the events unraveling in the Middle East, this article would be a quick and easy way to catch up on current events. I recommend this article to anyone who wants to know more.

NY Times