Legal scholar Erik Jensen on what’s next for Afghanistan


Publish Date:
September 9, 2021
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The progress seen in Afghanistan over the past two decades is now left hanging as the country reverts to Taliban rule.

Chaos broke out as citizens and foreigners alike – even the Afghan president – scrambled to leave Afghanistan, fearing the consequences of a Taliban-led government.

On Thursday, September 9, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to legal scholar Erik Jensen about what the future will look like for Afghanistan.

Jensen is the director of Stanford Law School’s Rule of Law program. He is also the faculty director of the Afghanistan Legal Education Project, an initiative that helps develop legal curricula for Afghanistan universities.

How can the international community effectively help? What went wrong with the intervention of the United States in Afghanistan?

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