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Afghanistan’s Uncertain Future After A Tumultuous Year

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The Washington Newsday, 27 Deecember 2021

Research from an AAN special report by Kate Clark is quoted in this article:

In a special report for the Afghanistan Analysts Network, Kate Clark said, “The implications of the takeover were disastrous and immediate” (AAN).

“They had no ideas for how they would govern the Afghan state without aid,” she claimed, “an absolutely predictable conclusion of their decision to pursue a military victory.”

“In opposition, they effectively taxed the population under their control,” Clark continued, “but they were able to leave public services exclusively to the government, NGOs, and ultimately donors.”

“Now that they’re in power, they’re finding government revenues are drastically cut, and they’re responsible for an entire population.”