Brutal crackdowns as Afghanistan gets a new government

09.09.2021 - By Axios Today

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The Taliban yesterday announced the first members of a new temporary Afghan government. And as Axios’ national security reporter Zach Basu writes, the interim cabinet is made up of mostly “old-guard Taliban officials.”

Plus, disappointing jobs numbers with some glimmers of hope.

And, actor Simu Liu on turning a movie into a movement.

Guests: Axios' Zachary Basu, Kate Marino, and Hope King.
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