As the U.S. completes its withdrawal of ground troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban have continued to seize territory. The militant group now controls a majority of Afghanistan’s districts and a quarter of provincial capitals.
All this has put the future of Afghanistan’s government in doubt.
Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, joined Democracy Now! to discuss the significance of the Taliban’s recent offensive, the impact on Afghan civilians, and more.
Watch the full interview with Bennis and U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna below:
A full transcript of this interview is available at Democracy Now!