Wolfgang has been around a lot in the world. As a German diplomat he was already an EU ambassador to eg Algeria and Chile. Since last year he works for the Afghan government. More specifically, as senior advisor to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on international trade, export promotion and investment issues. We meet Wolfgang in Kabul and wonder at first: How does a German come to a sensitive place in the Afghan government apparatus? Then it's about his topic: Why is Afghanistan in the World Trade Organization WTO since 2016? Why? What are the advantages and disadvantages? What is the country actually doing? What is imported and what is exported? What role does the drug trade play? Are the most unsecured borders of Afghanistan a problem for trade? With which neighboring countries can you act well from the Afghan perspective, which neighbors are problematic? What is the special relationship with Pakistan? What interests do international donors have? What are the Europeans doing, what are the Americans doing? Does development aid work well? That and much more in the 341st episode - we recorded it in late November 2017 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Further episodes from Kabul will follow later this week.