Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made an offer to leaders of the Taliban to recognize them as a legitimate political group this week. The offer was part of a proposal that president hopes could end a decade and a half of war in the country.
The Taliban, still classified as a terrorist organization, started in Pakistan while Afghanistan was occupied by the Soviet Union.
The Taliban have been in Afghanistan since 1996 and were there alongside Al Qaeda as the 2000s dawned and have been at the center of many problems in the region, as well as taking responsibility for terror attacks across the world.
Yet, many current college students don’t seem to know what’s going on in Afghanistan. They don’t know anything about the Taliban.
“I have no idea about politics.” According to Raneisha Uchiha, a senior at Manhattanville College.
It seems more students know about ISIS, who has been causing mass atrocities in Iraq and Syria, than the Taliban.
Which brings up the question of what President Trump has done to try to stop the Taliban and ISIS.
Currently, President Trump’s own behavior has been appearing in the news more than refugee’s suffering or politics from around the world.
President Bush attempted to stop Osama Bin Laden, President Obama helped stop Osama Bin Laden, but President Trump has been dealing with problems only within the United States.
Trump has recently rejected talking to the Taliban about making peace.
“When he announced an Increase in U.S Troops to Afghanistan in August, U.S officials said the goal was to force the Taliban to negotiate a political settlement,” writer Roberta Rampton said in a piece for Reuters.
It seems that until President Trump starts approaching these issues the United States won’t accomplish their goals
Are you looking for digital journalism training and experience? Are you a journalism major who wants to take your career to the next level? CMN’s Digital Journalism course gives you real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to journalism influencers and mentors, and a great place to display your work. You can get academic credit too. Check out the Digital Journalism Course here.
Sign up for the Morning Scoop
Here’s What We Know So Far About Operation Varsity Blues
A summary and the latest updates about the largest college admissions scandal to hit the country.
The Department of Health and Human Services Received Complaints of Alleged Sexual Abuse Against Foreign National Minors
Migrant children may be at risk on the ground and overseas.
California Governor Gavin Newsom Suspends Death Penalty Statewide
The Golden State is on the verge of ending the death penalty.
North Dakota State University Football Player Wears Socialist Pin at the Trump White House
The Reds infiltrate the White House.