• Alison Hall

Taliban finances swelled by proceeds of Afghanistan's shadow economy



Media coverage is growing about how border checks, informal taxation and control over the flow of trade supported the Taliban's recent move to secure Afghanistan.


This FT article refers to the detailed ODI report by David Mansfield and Graeme Smith, where they research and analyse the money made from taxing the movement of fuel, goods and people than it does from the production and trafficking of opium and heroin.


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