The Heat: Afghanistan’s new start

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For the first time since the end of 2001, Afghans are starting over without a U.S. military presence in their country.

And, as the Taliban consolidates its power and sets about forming a new government, a spokesman for the group offered assurances Tuesday to those concerned about how they will rule. 

CGTN correspondent Zmaryalai Abasin reports for Kabul.

To discuss what’s next for Afghanistan:

  • Omar Samad is a former Afghan ambassador to France and Canada.
  • Michael O’Hanlon is a senior fellow and the director of research in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution. 
  • Mohammad Naciri is regional director of UN Women for Asia and the Pacific.
  • Qinduo Xu is a senior fellow at the Pangoal Institution and host of CGTN’s Dialogue Weekend.

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