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The New Reality
October 9 2021 7:00pm

The New Reality: Oct. 9

Warning: Disturbing Content. The consequences of the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan could be most serious for one particular group: women. On this week’s episode of The New Reality, Mike Armstrong speaks to Afghan women – some who managed to escape, and some who were left behind — who demonstrated extraordinary courage speaking out about their lives, and their future. Plus, now that the Taliban are back in control of Afghanistan, the rest of the world has a decision to make. Do we engage with them? Is diplomacy even possible? Dawna Friesen talks with Omar Samad, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Ottawa from 2004 to 2009, about the future of his country and Canada’s role in it.