- The Azimuth Team
Afghanistan's Foreign Reserves
On February 11, 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden announced his administration was placing half of Afghanistan's seven billion dollars in frozen assets into a U.S. account that may eventually pay the Taliban's legal debt to the American victims of 9/11.
Writing in Foreign Policy magazine, Azimuth Advisor Charli Carpenter says the Biden administration should instead put that money in a trust account for the Afghan people. "The reserves belong to the Afghan people, not the U.S or the Taliban," Carpenter writes.
Read the full article here. (Foreign Policy subscription required, unfortunately).