‘All the momentum’ with the Taliban as it seeks to seize power in Afghanistan

ASPI’s Director of Defence Michael Shoebridge says "all the momentum" is with the Taliban as it seeks to seize power in Afghanistan.

Discussing the withdrawal of allied troops from Afghanistan, Mr Shoebridge told Sky News host Peta Credlin it was the right thing to do "in the bigger strategic picture".

"To really shift focus onto the systemic challenge of China," he said.

"That’s the right move in the big strategic picture, but frankly no one wants to see a human tragedy in Afghanistan with the brutal Taliban regime.

"There is a path here, but it’s going to take a different decision out of Washington at this point, and use the Trump Biden withdrawal to reset the agenda."