El gráfico muestra figuras clave del nuevo gobierno de los talibanes.


Los talibanes forman un gobierno afgano totalmente masculino

By Jordi Bou

September 8, 2021 - El gobierno interino totalmente masculino de los talibanes en Afganistán está repleto con veteranos de su dominio de línea dura en la década de 1990 y de la batalla de 20 años contra la coalición liderada por EUA, lo que da muy pocas probabilidades de ganar el apoyo internacional que los nuevos líderes necesitan desesperadamente.

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: 08/09/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, AP, Getty Images, FBI, U.S. Department of Defense