ASPI’s Executive Director Peter Jennings says there needs to be a “concerted effort” on the part of decent democracies to work out a “united approach” to the Taliban.
His comments come as the Taliban has announced its interim government after taking over Afghanistan.
Mr Jennings told Sky News host Chris Kenny Australia shouldn’t be “racing” to recognise the Taliban as the government of Afghanistan.
“Boris Johnson has been leading an effort through the G7 to, at least amongst those countries, have a shared approach to recognising or not recognising the Taliban,” he said.
“I’m a bit sad that Australia hasn’t got a seat at that table.”