A sentence from the article that would best describe the situation in Afghanistan since the power has been seized by Taliban would be as follows:
The plight of Afghans is worsening,… the economic situation is dire, malnutrition rates are increasing, women’s rights are being curtailed, there is continuing migration and internal displacement, and the health care system is crumbling – the already high maternal mortality rates are thought to have increased four-fold
Even though the Taliban claimed the full territorial control and establishment of security, the attacks by the Islamic State Khorasan Province (IS-KP) on minorities, mostly Shias, as well as the killings of Taliban supporters and members have risen significantly which, unarguably, demonstrate the security level of Afghanistan as being far from the average.
The recent killing of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri in a US drone attack drew international attention to the Taliban’s inability or lack of willingness – perhaps both – to break with Al-Qaeda
The article also examines the issues, among others, how the Taliban governs, regional engagement, the economy and its impact on ordinary Afghans.