The Intercept

Biden’s Decision on Frozen Afghanistan Money Is Tantamount to Mass Murder

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Feb 11, 2022
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Summary

Austin Ahlman argues that the administration should return these funds to the Afghan central bank to allow regular economic activity to resume. Ahlman also claims the United States’ continued use of sanctions disproportionately harms everyday Afghans.

Discussion Questions

  1. Is the United States complicit in the current economic deterioration of Afghanistan?
  2. Do these circumstances warrant a policy change?