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Afghanistan's Humanitarian Crisis Requires Tough Choices

International Crisis Group’s Laurel Miller and former US Ambassador to Afghanistan P. Michael McKinley join Deep Dish to explain what the United States and the world should do to help the Afghan people.
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Afghanistan is in on the brink of the worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory: the economy is in a tailspin, famine is looming, food prices are skyrocketing, formal sector jobs have disappeared, and cash is scarce. The International Crisis Group’s Laurel Miller and former US Ambassador to Afghanistan P. Michael McKinley join Deep Dish to explain what led us here after the abrupt US exit five months ago and why it’s not too late for solutions. 

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About the Experts
Program Director, Asia, International Crisis Group
Laurel Miller is director of International Crisis Group’s Asia Program. Prior to joining Crisis Group, Laurel was a senior foreign policy expert at the RAND Corporation, and was the deputy and then acting special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the US Department of State.
Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group
P. Michael McKinley was US Ambassador to Afghanistan in 2014–16. He has also served as US Ambassador to Brazil, Colombia, and Peru and as senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson

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