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Does Australia possess the linguistic skills for deep engagement with the region? And what will it take to get more Australians to take up Asian languages?
Afghanistan’s Taliban is poised to take the reins in Kabul with the looming withdrawal of US troops. Although dependent on Pakistan in the past, the Taliban are now more geopolitically savvy.