Afghanistan After Two Years of Taliban Rule: “It’s Pretty Bad!”
In this episode of Need to Know, host John Milewski discusses the state of affairs in Afghanistan, two years after the US withdrawal, with Wilson Center South Asia Institute Director Michael Kugelman. Kugelman paints a dire picture of the situation under Taliban rule, particularly as it relates to food security and the status of women. They also discuss the possibility of Afghanistan once again becoming a safe haven for terrorists and whether there is any reason for optimism about possible changes within the Taliban regime.
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