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Hamid Karzai is trying to find his place in the new Afghanistan

By Sudarsan Raghavan

27 Dec 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

In this candid interview with the Washington Post, former Afghan president Hamid Karzai explains how he is able to speak out against the Taliban - despite living under virtual house arrest in Kabul.

Kabul - A blue penholder, a dictionary and sheaves of papers, some bearing the seal of the ousted government, lie on the ornate desk of former Afghan president Hamid Karzai. In the center of the desk sits a red-colored book: "My Life With the Taliban."

The 2010 book, written by a former Taliban ambassador to Pakistan, was described by an academic journal as offering powerful insight into what motivates the group.

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