Arab Gulf States Compete for Influence in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan

DUBAI—America’s Gulf Arab allies are stepping up their involvement in Afghanistan, increasing their diplomatic presence and resuming flights as opposition for impact over the new Taliban administration heats up.

Qatar, which housed the Taliban’s political workplace for various many years and served as the venue for the Islamist movement’s peace talks with the U.S., capitalized on that impact to develop into a critical conduit among Afghanistan and the West immediately after the Taliban seized energy on Aug. 15.