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WGBH Forum Network; Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban

09/11/2006

Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban Sarah Chayes, writer Robin Young, radio host, NPR The Taliban regime was driven from power in Afghanistan in 2001, but the nation and the international community now face new problems: a devastated economy, the return of millions of refugees, drug trafficking, and a plague of corruption and violence. In addition, the fledgling government is struggling to unify and rebuild their nation and to define its future. Drawing upon her experiences living and working in the war-torn country as well as her unparalleled access to President Karzai's family, tribal leaders, and US military officials, Sarah Chayes offers a unique view of Afghanistan's modern history and the challenges ahead. Sarah Chayes, is an author and Field Director of Afghans for Civil Society, a non-governmental aid organization founded by Qayum Karzai, brother of President Hamid Karzai. Ms. Chayes was an overseas correspondent for National Public Radio from 1997 to 2002. Robin Young, host of WBUR's Here and Now, moderates this event.


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WGBH Forum Network
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Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban
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3198

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INSIDE AFGHANISTAN AFTER THE TALIBAN SARAH CHAYES, WRITER ROBIN YOUNG, RADIO HOST, NPR

THE TALIBAN REGIME WAS DRIVEN FROM POWER IN AFGHANISTAN IN 2001, BUT THE NATION AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY NOW FACE NEW PROBLEMS: A DEVASTATED ECONOMY, THE RETURN OF MILLIONS OF REFUGEES, DRUG TRAFFICKING, AND A PLAGUE OF CORRUPTION AND VIOLENCE. IN ADDITION, THE FLEDGLING GOVERNMENT IS STRUGGLING TO UNIFY AND REBUILD THEIR NATION AND TO DEFINE ITS FUTURE. DRAWING UPON HER EXPERIENCES LIVING AND WORKING IN THE WAR-TORN COUNTRY AS WELL AS HER UNPARALLELED ACCESS TO PRESIDENT KARZAI'S FAMILY, TRIBAL LEADERS, AND US MILITARY OFFICIALS, SARAH CHAYES OFFERS A UNIQUE VIEW OF AFGHANISTAN'S MODERN HISTORY AND THE CHALLENGES AHEAD.

SARAH CHAYES, IS AN AUTHOR AND FIELD DIRECTOR OF AFGHANS FOR CIVIL SOCIETY, A NON-GOVERNMENTAL AID ORGANIZATION FOUNDED BY QAYUM KARZAI, BROTHER OF PRESIDENT HAMID KARZAI. MS. CHAYES WAS AN OVERSEAS CORRESPONDENT FOR NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO FROM 1997 TO 2002. ROBIN YOUNG, HOST OF WBUR'S HERE AND NOW, MODERATES THIS EVENT.

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