What’s Afghanistan’s future under the Taliban? | Conflict Zone

What's afghanistan's future under the taliban? | conflict zone

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In an exclusive interview with DW’s Conflict Zone, former Afghan minister Hasina Safi criticized the international community for the “inconsiderate” and “very hasty” withdrawal from Afghanistan.

“They came together, they left together,” she said. “Now, where does Afghanistan stand?”

Safi also described to host Tim Sebastian the “uncertainty” and “horror” she felt during the Taliban takeover and what it means for her and her family to have fled Afghanistan and now live as refugees in London.

What would it take for her to consider going home?

Watch the interview and let us know what you think below, or join us on Twitter — https://twitter.com/dw_conflictzone

Conflict Zone is Deutsche Welle’s top political interview. Every week, our hosts Tim Sebastian and Sarah Kelly are face to face with global decision-makers, seeking straight answers to straight questions, putting the spotlight on controversial issues and calling the powerful to account.


01:05 “Uncertainty” and “horror” in Afghanistan

03:25 Are the Taliban more brutal and more cruel than they used to be?

04:15 Hasina Safi: “We will all fight it till the last drop of our blood”

08:15 The international community’s “hasty departure” from Afghanistan

09:40 Where does Afghanistan stand now?

12:00 Hasina Safi: “The people of Afghanistan did not deserve what happened

13:50 Hasina Safi: “The world has forgotten Afghanistan”

15:30 Long-term programs for Afghanistan

16:05 Should the Taliban be recognized internationally?

17:30 Accountability in Afghanistan

19:30 On Taliban fighting corruption: “Of course they did something good”

20:00 Hasina Safi’s experience as a refugee

21:30 Hasina Safi: “Of course I am hopeful”

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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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The Taliban or Taleban, who refer to themselves as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a Deobandi Islamist movement and military organization in Afghanistan, currently waging war within the country. Since 2016, the Taliban’s leader has been Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada.

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