The Heat: Taliban government and Texas abortion law

The Heat

Just days after the last U.S. forces left the country, the Taliban are preparing to announce a new government. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, is expected to be appointed as president and Haibatullah Akhundzada will continue as the supreme leader of Afghanistan. It’s unlikely there will be any leaders named from the previous government. In a sign of solidarity, dozens of women marched in front of the Finance Ministry in Kabul, demanding involvement in the Afghan government. Women are also seeking the right to continue to work and receive an education. And a plane from the United Arab Emirates packed with food and medical supplies arrived at the Kabul airport on Friday. The United Nations also resumed humanitarian flights to the cities of Mazar-i-Sharif and Kandahar. The UN says about 18-million people, about half of Afghanistan’s population, many need some form of humanitarian assistance to survive.

Joining the discussion:

  • Ameshia Cross is a Democratic Strategist and Political analyst.
  • John Sitilides is a Geopolitical Strategist with Trilogy Advisor and a consultant with the U.S. Department of State.
  • Joseph Williams is a senior news editor with U.S. News and World Report.
  • Omar Samad is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Atlanta Council’s South Asia Center.

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