The Afghanistan Biden and Trump Do Not See

For Time Magazine, CIC senior fellow Rina Amiri wrote about the othering of Afghanistan and the dangerous narratives that permeate discussions about the country.

"If there is a message that these people would want to tell President Biden, it would be this: See us. Do not collude with the Taliban to impose false narratives on our past and our future. Use whatever remaining leverage you have—recognition; high level diplomatic engagement; regional cooperation mechanisms; sanctions; targeted economic embargoes against Taliban leadership—strategically to make the Taliban accountable to the promises they have made to respect our rights and to be inclusive."

Read the full article at Time Magazine here.

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Sep 02, 2021
Rina Amiri
United States, Afghanistan