ABSTRACT

Afghanistan: Background and U.S. Policy: In Brief [Updated June 22, 2022]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Introduction: "The aftershocks of the Taliban's August 2021 return to power continue to reverberate in Afghanistan and the United States alike. This report provides background information and analysis on developments in Afghanistan and implications for U.S. policy, including [1] the Taliban's government and the impact of their rule on terrorist groups, human rights, and the ability of U.S. Afghan partners to leave the country; [2] regional dynamics; and [3] the intersecting humanitarian and economic crises facing the country. The report also provides information on legislation and other congressional action related to Afghanistan. The challenge at the heart of many U.S. policy debates over which Congress has influence (including humanitarian assistance, U.S. sanctions, and the status of U.S.-based central bank assets) is how to prioritize and, if possible, reconcile two U.S. interests: supporting the Afghan people and refraining from bolstering the Taliban's rule."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R45122
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Date:
2022-06-22
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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