Afghanistan under the Taliban, with John Simpson

Afghanistan under the Taliban, with John Simpson

By The New Statesman

Alix Kroeger in London speaks to the BBC’s world affairs editor John Simpson after his recent visit to Afghanistan.

They talk about how life under the Taliban compares with the last time the regime was in power, where the country is getting aid from, and how the rest of the world should engage with Afghanistan.

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Further reading:

As sanctions bite, Afghanistan edges towards famine

Afghanistan shows the American dream of remaking the world is over

Can G20 leaders keep their promise to prevent economic collapse in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan is on the brink of humanitarian disaster – and the West is culpable

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