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Why China, Russia and the US Won’t Save the Taliban

With nearly half of the Afghan population facing famine as the war-torn winter weather begins to bite, the West, China and Russia could be tacitly contributing to a humanitarian crisis through their collective inability to provide much-needed aid to the Taliban.

The UN World Food Program estimates that about 40% of Afghan crops have been lost to severe drought this year and nearly 3.2 million children are at risk of malnutrition. The UN agency has said about 1 million children could starve without immediate food aid.

Famine could literally drive millions of Afghans to neighboring countries and to Europe in another epic influx of refugees. That relocation, in turn, could create the perfect dire conditions for Islamist militant groups to recruit and thrive — a terror threat that could once again spread from Afghanistan to the rest of the world.

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