Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Once a Symbol of U.S. Strength, an Afghan District Now Faces Dire Times

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New York Times, 18 December 2021

AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted in this reportage from Marja, Helmand, as saying:

“The Taliban don’t seem to have had a sense of how dependent the economy was on foreign support, which they benefited from as did everyone else,” said Kate Clark, the co-director of Afghanistan Analysts Network. “Even under the areas under Taliban control they weren’t funding the schools and the clinics.”