After decades of war in Afghanistan, the Taliban must engage with the US, China and more in a new arena: diplomacy

Having defied enemies and allies alike by forcibly seizing power, the Taliban must persuade them to keep its newly formed government afloat to avert the impending collapse of Afghanistan’s economy as well as a large-scale humanitarian crisis.Paradoxically, the survival of its hardline Islamist administration and the Afghan state alike will be determined by the group’s capacity for compromise with the United States-led Nato alliance it fought for two decades. Washington and its allies may have…