The Heat: Crisis in Afghanistan

The Heat

Afghanistan could get some 12 billion dollars in desperately needed foreign aid over the next four years, but there are some strings attached.  Foreign donors made the assistance conditional on protecting human rights and making progress on peace talks. But those negotiations have been marred by horrific violence across the country. On Tuesday, two explosions ripped through a busy marketplace in the city of Bamiyan in central Afghanistan, killing 14 people.

Joining the discussion:

  • Omar Samad served as Afghan Ambassador to France and Canada.
  • Michael Kugelman is Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia at the Wilson Center.
  • Saeed Khan is a Lecturer in the Department of Near East and Asian Studies at Wayne State University.
  • Zoon Ahmed Khan is a Research Fellow at Tsinghua University.

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