ON AFGHANISTAN, ON DEVELOPMENT | Do Targeted Killings Weaken Terrorist Groups?

August 5, 2022

The war on terrorism will not be won with targeted strikes on leadership. That will require political and economic reforms to address popular grievances and create more responsive governance in Muslim-majority countries.

Source: Do Targeted Killings Weaken Terrorist Groups?, Council on Foreign Relations, by Max Boot, August 2, 2022

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A year after the Taliban took power, humanitarian needs are rising even as foreign aid has dried up.

During the former Islamic Republic, foreign aid grants funded 75 percent of public spending. Since the Taliban takeover in August 2021, the United States has provided $775 million in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, but the UN says at least $4.4 billion is needed to address the emergency needs of more than 24 million Afghans – 60 percent of the population.

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