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The Other Afghan Women

posted on September 8, 2021

For The New Yorker, Anand Gopal reports on the women of the Afghan countryside who languished under both the Taliban government of the 1990s and the American-supported government in recent years. Gopal writes, “If U.S. troops kept battling the Taliban in the countryside, then life in the cities could blossom. This may have been a sustainable project—the Taliban were unable to capture cities in the face of U.S. airpower. But was it just?” He continues, “The Americans effectively created two Afghanistans: one mired in endless conflict, the other prosperous and hopeful.”

Read at The New Yorker