One year after the Taliban seized power again in Afghanistan, we look at the new government's crackdown on women's rights while millions of Afghans go hungry. Democracy Now! speaks to journalist Matthieu Aikins, who visited the capital Kabul for the first time since the U.S. evacuation one year ago. He writes the country is being "kept on humanitarian life support" in his recent article for The New York Times Magazine. The Biden administration's economic sanctions are causing Afghanistan to spiral into a financial crisis, making the U.S. "at once both the largest funder of humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan and one of the main causes of the humanitarian crisis with these sanctions," says Aikins.
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