Two-Minute Take: The Taliban profit while innocent Afghans suffer

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Natalie Gonnella-Platts
Director, Global Policy
George W. Bush Institute

Since retaking Afghanistan in 2021, the Taliban have focused on expanding their business opportunities. Taliban leaders are looking to increase their influence on the international stage and line their pocketbooks while the Afghan population, especially women and children, suffer greatly.

Natalie Gonnella-Platts, Director of Global Policy at the George W. Bush Institute, explains tactics the U.S. and international community can use to cut off the Taliban’s revenue streams and put an end to the egregious human rights abuses being committed against the Afghan people.

Learn more about the Taliban’s mafia-like rule in Afghanistan here.