Neue Taliban Regierung infographic
Grafik zeigt die Hauptakteure in der neuen Taliban Regierung.


Taliban bilden afghanische Regierung mit ausschließlich Männern

By Jordi Bou

September 8, 2021 - Die ausschließlich aus Männern bestehende Interims-Regierung in Afghanistan ist mit Veteranen aus der Hardliner Regierung der 1990er und dem 20-jährigen Krieg gegen die US-geführte Koalition bestückt. Damit wird die Führung kaum internationale Unterstützung erhalten, die sie so dringend benötigt.

Appointed to the key post of interior minister was Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is on the FBI’s most-wanted list with a $5 million bounty on his head and is believed to still be holding at least one American hostage. He headed the feared Haqqani network that is blamed for many deadly attacks and kidnappings.

Drawn mostly from Afghanistan’s dominant Pashtun ethnic group, the Cabinet's lack of representation from other ethnic groups also seems certain to hobble its support from abroad.

As much as 80% of Afghanistan's budget comes from the international community, and a long-running economic crisis has worsened in recent months. Near daily flights from Qatar bring in humanitarian aid, but the needs are massive, and the Taliban can hardly afford isolation.

PUBLISHED: 09/09/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, AP, Getty Images, FBI, U.S. Department of Defense