After 20 years of a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, and the recent Taliban takeover, there are many questions now about how this will also impact countries in the region.
Meanwhile, life has changed significantly for Afghans in the country and around the world. CGTN’s Andrew Wilson has a report.
To discuss the regional impact of the ongoing situation in Afghanistan:
- Victor Gao is a chair professor at Beijing’s Soochow University.
- Anton Fedyashin is an associate professor at American University.
- Saeed Khan is is a lecturer on Near East and Asian Studies at Wayne State University.
- Zardasht Shams is the former deputy head of mission at the Afghanistan embassy in Islamabad.
#Taliban-appointed head of #Afghanistan's central bank has sought to reassure banks the group wants a fully-functioning financial system, but has so far provided little detail on how it will supply funds to sustain it, sources tell Reuters.https://t.co/RC5RrtKpKF
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) September 1, 2021
A senior U.N. official warns that food in Afghanistan could run out this month. That threatens to add a hunger crisis to the challenges facing the country’s new Taliban rulers as they endeavor to restore stability after decades of war. https://t.co/5ZBWtQMcEh
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 1, 2021
"This is a zero result, if not negative."
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) September 1, 2021