January 05, 2023

Biden Aides Struggle to Respond to Taliban’s Latest Curbs on Women

Source: Politico

Journalist: Nahal Toosi

Lisa Curtis, who oversaw Afghanistan at the National Security Council in the Trump administration, argued that Biden aides should use sanctions as well as other tools to pressure the Taliban. The administration can, for instance, engage more publicly with Afghan opposition leaders or re-open the Afghan Embassy in Washington but under the control of non-Taliban figures, she said. “It’s been almost 18 months. The Taliban has not changed,” she said. “At some point there has to be consequences.”

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  • Lisa Curtis

    Senior Fellow and Director, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Lisa Curtis is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS. She is a foreign policy and national security expert with over 20 years of service in...