September 5th, 2022

Episode #7 — Why I Fight: a Taliban Fighter Speaks from Afghanistan

In a rare interview, a rank-and-file Taliban fighter explains why he took up arms.

A young Taliban member, radicalized by the US invasion of Afghanistan, shares why he left social work and NGO employment to join the militant group. Obaidullah Baheer, a lecturer in transitional justice at the American University of Afghanistan and the grandson of a feared warlord, reflects on the possibility of reconciliation with the Taliban.

Episode Transcript