The debate over recognizing the Taliban government

September 17, 2021

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Taliban fighters patrol a market in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Sept. 14, 2021.

Taliban fighters patrol a market in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Sept. 14, 2021.

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Bernat Armangue/AP

It's been a month since the Taliban took over Afghanistan. But so far, no nation has recognized them as the official government there. Foreign powers are making their own calculations about how to proceed. Plus, President Joe Biden is asking world leaders to commit more money to help developing countries deal with climate change. It's the latest in a flurry of diplomatic efforts aimed at securing tangible results at the next UN climate summit that’s six weeks away. And remembering a folk singer often called the “Chicano Woody Guthrie.”

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