Afghanistan is one of the world’s poorest countries with a GDP per capita (PPP) of around only $2,100, with its dire economic situation only exacerbated by the pandemic. Fighting in recent years and uncertainty about the future have only made investors jittery. And this year, financial stress and a drought have added to Afghanistan’s woes. The country has endured fighting for over 40 years – so long that most Afghans can’t remember a time of peace. On August 15th, the Taliban swept victory in the nation following their rapid advance across the country, and capture of Kabul. Read the article to find out more on how group looks to govern the country, particularly how the ailing economy will fare under extremist rule.