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[Even if the Taliban could get money from the IMF...the process] would take, I think, months at the earliest, if at all. [...] The U.S. still retains a lot of political heft in the global, political and economic systems to twist some arms. The Taliban are not going to be popular.
It is extremely unlikely that the Taliban will have access in the immediate term to the SDRs [special drawing rights] in a usable form — meaning the ability to access them and exchange them for dollars, euros or otherwise. If the Taliban becomes both the de facto and de jure government of Afghanistan, in full control of the instrumentalities of power, then it will be difficult for the IMF to deny them access to the SDRs. But that does not mean that there won’t be huge efforts to avoid that outcome.