‘Reality’ is nobody knows what’s going on with the Taliban

The Lowy Institute’s Dr Rodger Shanahan says the “reality” is nobody knows what is going on with the and their plans for the future of .

“I think it’s going to take weeks and months for this to play out to get a better understanding of exactly what the ’s attitude is on the ground,” Dr Shanahan told Sky News host Chris Smith.

“How unified they are and how realistic or understanding they are of external agents in running the country.

“So yeah, very early days yet, and everyone’s scrambling to try and get an understanding of what the future holds.”