Afghans are starving. Not just because the Taliban are now in charge, according to Pakistan's former top diplomat.
“Of course, people are talking about the starving Afghan people who need our help,” Hina Khar told Ian Bremmer in a GZERO World interview at the 2022 Munich Security Conference. “But that's the white man's burden — not accepting what you did wrong in creating the situation that is starving the Afghans right now.”
Khar questioned whether democracies have propagated international values across the board for all nationalities, and whether the US would have invaded Afghanistan if as many American or European lives had been on the line.
Military interventions like the US-led war in Afghanistan, she added, cast a “deep shadow on the entire democratic value system.”
Watch the GZERO World episode: As democracy erodes: Pakistan’s Hina Khar on “supremely dangerous” global trends