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Inside Look at Afghanistan As US Withdraws, Taliban Gains & Media Panics

After seemingly forgetting Afghanistan for years, Western media has rediscovered it in time to provide panicked and hand-wringing coverage of the US-led coalition’s withdrawal, as well as the apparent rapid gains made by the Taliban.

Is the country on the verge of collapse? What will happen and what do Afghanistan’s people want?

To help make sense of this, Rania Khalek is joined by Obaidullah Baheer, a lecturer at the American University of Afghanistan and Kardan on peace and conflict resolution-related subjects. He is also an expert on negotiations with the Taliban and a prolific writer.

You can follow Obaidullah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObaidullaBaheer?s=20

You can listen to all episodes of Rania Khalek Dispatches anywhere you get podcasts.

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about the author

Rania Khalek

Rania Khalek is a Middle East-based journalist for Breakthrough News. Her work has also appeared at The Grayzone, The intercept, Truthout, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Al Jazeera, The Nation, Salon, AlterNet, Vice and more.

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