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All nations must help stabilize Afghanistan after US withdrawal

Economic aid should be used to pressure Taliban on governance and human rights

Afghan evacuees from Kabul disembark from a U.S. Air Force transport plane at Naval Station Rota, Spain on Aug. 31.   © Reuters

"Our 20-year military presence in Afghanistan has ended," said U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday, marking the departure of the last American troops in the country.

The Islamist Taliban will seek a new form of governance now that they have seized power, but many are concerned about the deteriorating public security. Afghanistan will become a serious threat to the rest of the world if it once again becomes a breeding ground for international terrorist organizations.

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