The Afghan economy

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 5:53pm

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The Taliban are now in charge, and the immediate prospects for the Afghan economy are dire. Sanctions have effectively cut the country off from the global financial system. Foreign aid, which the country relies on, has dried up. And the International Monetary Fund has blocked the new government from accessing emergency reserves. Host Marco Werman speaks with Alex Zerden, who served as Treasury Department Financial Attaché at the US Embassy in Kabul from 2018-2019. He's also a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.