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With eyes focused on Ukraine, another crisis unfolds in Afghanistan

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Afghan people walk through a street along a market in Kabul on October 28, 2021.

Afghan people walk through a street along a market in Kabul on October 28, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

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What is the current state of Afghanistan's economy?

by Kai Ryssdal and Richard Cunningham Feb 23, 2022
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