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An Interview with Afghanistan Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib

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Afghanistan’s ambassador to the U.S., Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib";

As a boy he lived in a refugee camp in his native Afghanistan. As a teenager he fled from the Taliban to England. Now, in his early thirties, Hamdullah Mohib serves as an ambassador to the U.S. from Afghanistan.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Mohib as he passes through Iowa this week. Mohib talks about how he sees the youth of Afghanistan mobilizing and changing the country going forward, the current U.S. presidential election, President Obama’s plan to expand U.S. military authorities in Afghanistan, and the challenges Afghanistan currently faces, including violence and terrorism in the region.

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Hear Ben Kieffer's interview with Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib - River to River

In the second half of the program, a discussion with analysts Art Durnev of the University of Iowa and Stephen Gara of Drake University on how each presidential candidate's tax plans could affect Iowans.

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River