The Heat: Afghanistan’s new government

The Heat

An interim government was formed to rule Afghanistan.

The Taliban picked Muhammad Hassan Akhund as the country’s Prime Minister. He is seen as an influential and respected leader on the religious side of the group.

The deputy Prime Minister will be Abdul Ghani Baradar, who led the Taliban delegation in peace talks in Qatar.

To discuss:

  • Obaidullah Baheer is a Lecturer of Transitional Justice at American University of Afghanistan.
  • Zardasht Shams is the former head of mission at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Islamabad.
  • Ahmad Shah Mohibi is Founder and President of Rise to Peace.

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