In this episode, Alice interviews a journalist from Afghanistan about the events of August 2021, when the Taliban seized control of the country. They discuss the complex series of conflicts and international interventions that led up to the Taliban takeover, going back over several decades, and the ways in which wars of the past have been represented and (mis)understood. They also talk about the importance of hearing from local voices, not just international journalists and politicians, in making sense of Afghanistan's past and present; and the urgent need to listen to local voices for future conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
This episode was recorded on 25th August, 2021. Out of concern for his safety, we are not publishing the journalist's name.
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Music composed by Jonathan Young
Sound mixing by Zofia Guertin