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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An average of 5 children have been killed or maimed in Afghanistan every day over 14 years, U.N. data shows. More than 26,000 children have died or have been seriously injured from 2005-2019 in conflicts between pro and anti-government forces, after the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. pic.twitter.com/EeL28whMEE
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