Taliban took over in Afghanistan only days after the U.S.military left Afghanistan. Since then, news on Afghanistan surgedin the mass media. Pictures of Afghan toddles handed over toAmerican soldiers in the Kabul airport went viral on theinternet. But what will happen when this news cycle fades away?What does this humanitarian crisis mean to the people ofAfghanistan and to the western alliance? Though the definiteanswers will not be given in this episode, our guest, Christiane,will offer an overview of Germany’s participation in theAfghanistan development process since 2001, an analysis of whyAfghan police forces and troops surrendered so quickly, andlastly a forecast of China’s political prospects withAfghanistan.
Guest: Christiane Heidbrink, Research Fellow of the Center ofGlobal Studies of the University of Bonn
Aussicht vom Tellerrand mit Jacob: https://www.podcast.de/episode/586495576/germanys-engagement-in-afghanistan-and-more