Afghanistan is headed towards an economic collapse. In fact, it’s already in the early stages of one. And this collapse will lead to the starvation of hundreds of thousands — if not millions of Afghans, if the world doesn’t act now. This idea that we should use aid or the release of funds as a carrot to influence Taliban behavior is the epitome of shooting the hostage in order to punish the hostage taker. The Biden administration needs to unfreeze the funds of Afghanistan’s central bank.