ICCT in the Media: Tanya Mehra on weapons in Afghanistan

On 15 February, Tanya Mehra was invited to a VoA Dari interview to discuss the potential repercussions of small arms and light weapons (SALW) left behind in Afghanistan following the US’s withdrawal from the country. In the interview, Tanya highlights the concerns of either Al-Qaeda or ISIS gaining access to the weapons and the weapons being sold and distributed across the region.

You can watch the interview here (Dari).

Related readings:

Mehra, T., Demuynck M., Wentworth, M. Weapons in Afghanistan: The Taliban’s Spoils of War. Policy Brief, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 07 February 2022

Mehra, T. and Wentworth, M. The Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan: Regional Responses and Security Threats. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 27 August 2021

Mehra, T. and Coleman, J. The Fall of Afghanistan: A Blow to Counter-Terrorism and Rule of Law Efforts. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 23 August 2021