Connections Episode 29
Afghanistan in Crisis
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Ali Latifi
On Tuesday, 22 February Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with Ali Latifi about Afghanistan six months after the withdrawal of NATO forces and assumption of power by the Taliban. This episode of Connections examines Afghanistan’s political landscape, the humanitarian emergency, and the role of foreign powers.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Ali Latifi is an Afghan-American journalist. He spent eight years working in Afghanistan after returning to Kabul, the city of his birth, in 2013. During more than a decade reporting on the situation in Afghanistan Latifi traveled to more than 15 provinces and followed Afghan refugees in Turkey, Greece, and Italy. His work has appeared in Al Jazeera English, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, CNN, Deutsche Welle, VICE News and other leading international outlets.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.
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