Odd Lots
Odd Lots
A Conversation With Ajmal Ahmady, Afghanistan’s Former Central Bank Chief
51 minutes Posted Aug 23, 2021 at 1:00 am.
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Over the last week and a half, the world has watched in shock at the dizzying speed of the collapse in Afghanistan. Events are still unfolding, so the future remains extremely uncertain. One former official who has been outspoken in recent days is Ajmal Ahmady, who was running Afghanistan's central bank on an interim basis right up until the government fell. On this episode, we speak with Ahmady about what operations at the bank looked like in relatively normal times, how events transpired in the government's final days, and the future of Afghanistan's economy under Taliban rule.

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