Fear for the Future

Posted August 17, 2021

A piece by Elizabeth Redden for Inside Higher Ed covering the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.

Ahmad Zahid Mujaddedi logged in for a Zoom call late Saturday night after a long day helping distribute clothing and blankets collected for internally displaced people who had gathered in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he is enrolled at the American University of Afghanistan.

The situation was dire. The Taliban’s advance through the central Asian country had been rapid — Mujaddedi said he’d left his home province, Logar, for the capital city, Kabul, on the day the Taliban took the province — and news reports warned that Kabul could fall to the Taliban in a matter of weeks.

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