The Heat: The situation in Afghanistan

The Heat

Afghan National Army soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address on Monday evening to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan after 16 years of combat and lives lost. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Nearly one month after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, U.S. troops entered Afghanistan and toppled the Taliban regime.

But after two U.S. administrations and different strategies, the country is still divided into many factions. And the Taliban is back, regaining more and more control of Afghanistan.

CGTN’s Catherine James has more from Kabul.

To discuss what’s next for Afghanistan:

  • Omar Samad, a senior advisor to Afghanistan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.
  • Haroon Siddiqui, Editorial Page Editor Emeritus of the Toronto Star.
  • Luke Coffey, director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation.
  • He Wenping, professor of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.