Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

BBC- Battle Lines

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It is twenty years since the Taleban captured Kabul. AAN’s Kate Clark arrived in the city three years later in 1999 as the BBC correspondent. This week she was asked to reflect on the changes between then and now for the BBC radio programme, For Our Own Correspondent. Kate remembers a city with clean air, bicycles, poverty, oppression and defiance. She also describes Kabul today, with its five-fold (maybe more) increase in population, pollution and traffic jams, continuing poverty for some and eye-watering wealth for others. She also looks at the continuing struggle for personal freedoms.