A geopolitical frontline that we actually lost sight of because of that other one, in Ukraine. Following America’s footsteps, all European countries also left Afghanistan headlong a year and a half ago.
Annette and Mathieu discuss in Nieuwspoort with Thomas Erdbrink what that departure has meant for the transatlantic relationship.
And they talk about the Afghans now living under the yoke of the Taliban. To what extent do Afghans feel abandoned by European countries?
Thomas Erdbrink visited Afghanistan and made the four-part VPRO series ‘Our man at the Taliban.’
Tips in this broadcast:
- Join us 22 January for Our man at the Taliban – the Premiere at the Horse;
- Mathieu recommends Der Europaischen Traum by Aleida Assman;
- Thomas recommends De Buddenbrooks byThomas Mann;
- Annette recommends Weg met Eddy Bellegueule by Eduard Louis;
- Chief editor Freek recommends De Vliegeraar by Khaled Hoesseini en The Far Enemy- why Jihad went global by Fawas A. Gerges.
— disclaimer — the podcast Café Europa is only available in Dutch
Collaboration with Haagsch College
We make the podcast Café Europa together with our partner Haagsch College. Haagsch College is an initiative of Freek Ewals (former BNR Nieuwsradio) and Vincent Rietbergen (former NOS). They produce substantive productions such as theater tours with Rutger Bregman, Joris Luyendijk and Thomas Erdbrink. And in-depth live streams and podcasts about current events.