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The Afghan Interpreters Turkey Left Behind
October 22, 2021

The Afghan Interpreters Turkey Left Behind

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
Two months after the Taliban takeover became a reality, interpreters who worked for Turkish forces are still in Afghanistan with no clear exit plan.

From Exile, Afghanistan’s Fawzia Koofi Keeps Fighting
October 22, 2021

From Exile, Afghanistan’s Fawzia Koofi Keeps Fighting

By Thalia Beaty
Koofi was part of a delegation of Afghan women visiting the U.N. to urge member states not to compromise on inclusion and equal rights in Afghanistan.
Russia Hosts Afghan Talks, Calls for Inclusive Government
October 20, 2021

Russia Hosts Afghan Talks, Calls for Inclusive Government

By Vladimir Isachenkov
Russia had worked for years to establish contacts with the Taliban, even though it designated the group a terror organization in 2003.

Taliban Agree to New Polio Vaccination Across Afghanistan
October 20, 2021

Taliban Agree to New Polio Vaccination Across Afghanistan

By Rahim Faiez
Their reported agreement now seems aimed at showing the world they are willing to cooperate with international agencies.

Emomali in Paris: Tajikistan, Europe, and the Afghanistan Problem
October 20, 2021

Emomali in Paris: Tajikistan, Europe, and the Afghanistan Problem

By Catherine Putz
With no regional options for truly “like-minded” partners, France seems to be settling on Tajikistan as the best bet.

Economy on the Brink, Taliban Rely on Former Technocrats
October 19, 2021

Economy on the Brink, Taliban Rely on Former Technocrats

By Samya Kullab
"Why would I expect them to understand international monetary policy?” one official said of the Taliban.

A Remote Corner of Afghanistan Offers a Peek Into the Future of the Country
October 19, 2021

A Remote Corner of Afghanistan Offers a Peek Into the Future of the Country

By Franz J. Marty
In Kamdesh, Nuristan, where U.S. forces withdrew more than a decade ago, the American presence is a distant – and negative – memory for many locals.
Afghan Taliban’s Victory Boosts Pakistan’s Radicals
October 18, 2021

Afghan Taliban’s Victory Boosts Pakistan’s Radicals

By Kathy Gannon
The Tehrik-e-Taliban now believe they too can wage a successful jihad against the ‘infidel’ Pakistani state.

Afghan Taliban Delegation in Turkey for High-level Talks
October 15, 2021

Afghan Taliban Delegation in Turkey for High-level Talks

By Suzan Fraser and Kathy Gannon
The meeting with Turkish officials comes on the heels of talks between the Taliban, the United States, and European countries in Qatar earlier in the week.

How Corruption Played a Role in the Demise of the Afghan Government 
October 13, 2021

How Corruption Played a Role in the Demise of the Afghan Government 

By Wahidullah Azizi
As Afghanistan heads toward an uncertain future, many wonder what went wrong in the two decades leading up to the present crisis. 

Can the Taliban Suppress the Potent Islamic State Threat?
October 12, 2021

Can the Taliban Suppress the Potent Islamic State Threat?

By Samya Kullab
In the past, Islamic State attacks in Afghanistan targeted the government and its Western allies. Now it's the Taliban, without allies, in control of the state.
Will the Taliban’s Takeover Inspire Central Asian Extremists?
October 12, 2021

Will the Taliban’s Takeover Inspire Central Asian Extremists?

By Umida Hashimova
Central Asian governments seem more sensitive to domestic and regional threats possibly invigorated by the Taliban’s rise to power.

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