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American economic sanctions are no less a threat to the world than its military activity – Afghanistan’s just the latest example

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The possibility of a complete economic collapse in Afghanistan is “serious,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, highlighting the country's dire need of international aid.

The people of Afghanistan need a lifeline. After decades of war, suffering and insecurity, they face perhaps their most perilous hour,” he said in Geneva, at a high-level meeting on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

Let us be clear: This conference is not simply about what we will give to the people of Afghanistan. It is about what we owe,” he added.

After 20 years of war and occupation by Western countries, Afghanistan is perhaps facing its greatest challenge yet, which may come as a surprise to some. One would think that decades of ground war would destroy a country, but today one of the greatest challenges facing some countries is actually other forms of warfare, namely economic warfare.

As Guterres noted, one in three Afghans now do not know where their next meal will come from and a severe drought could potentially cause many people to lose access to their food supply by the end of the month.

This is largely because of “limitations” in the country’s financial system, which has to do with the fact that the aid-dependent economy of Afghanistan was essentially being propped up by the US-led war effort and nothing else. As the Taliban regained control........

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