Taliban cash flow

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 5:07pm


The Taliban fighters who walked into Kabul’s presidential palace last weekend weren’t a ragtag militia. They’re backed by huge profits from opium production, drug trafficking, illegal mining and foreign donors. But do they have enough financial backing to govern? Brookings Institution scholar Vanda Felbab-Brown speaks with The World’s host Marco Werman about the Taliban’s balance sheet.