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Pakistan’s Relations With Taliban Regime Worsen
May 19, 2022

Pakistan’s Relations With Taliban Regime Worsen

By Kathy Gannon
The Afghan Taliban prefer to broker peace rather than crack the whip on the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

As the World Looks Away, Violence Is on the Rise Again in Afghanistan
May 11, 2022

As the World Looks Away, Violence Is on the Rise Again in Afghanistan

By Habib Khan Totakhil and Justine Fleischner
New data on violent trends in Afghanistan shows a marked shift in terrorism and violence toward women, journalists, and educators under Taliban rule.
More Than Aid, Afghanistan Needs an Aid Management System
May 10, 2022

More Than Aid, Afghanistan Needs an Aid Management System

By Mohammad Qadam Shah
The Taliban are pursuing the same top-down governance and public finance management system that has failed Afghanistan for two decades.

The Taliban’s Many Problematic Borders
May 10, 2022

The Taliban’s Many Problematic Borders

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban are beset on all sides by difficult borders, and the group’s inability to bring them under control may serve to complicate relations with regional neighbors.

Taliban Divisions Deepen as Afghan Women Defy Veil Edict
May 09, 2022

Taliban Divisions Deepen as Afghan Women Defy Veil Edict

By Kathy Gannon
Akhundzada’s hardline orders to impose the full burqa on women and keep them out of schools does not have the support of more pragmatic Taliban leaders.

Remember Afghanistan’s Hazaras
May 06, 2022

Remember Afghanistan’s Hazaras

By Knox Thames
Can anything be done to help the Hazaras in Afghanistan? 

Where Are the Afghan Air Force’s Aircraft Now?
May 03, 2022

Where Are the Afghan Air Force’s Aircraft Now?

By Catherine Putz
As 11 more Mi-17 helicopters originally intended for Afghanistan head to Ukraine, eyes turn to the Afghan Air Force planes left in Central Asia.
Islamic State in Afghanistan Looks to Recruit Regional Tajiks, Inflict Violence Against Tajikistan
April 29, 2022

Islamic State in Afghanistan Looks to Recruit Regional Tajiks, Inflict Violence Against Tajikistan

By Lucas Webber and Riccardo Valle
ISKP’s expanded media campaign seeks to recruit ethnic Tajik and nationals as well as incite militant violence against Tajikistan.

The Peculiar Case of Elections Under the Taliban
April 26, 2022

The Peculiar Case of Elections Under the Taliban

By Franz J. Marty
The election of neighborhood representatives in Kabul suggests that the Taliban are in some aspects pragmatic, but this experiment will likely remain limited.

Afghan IS Group Claims Series of Bombings Targeting Shiites
April 23, 2022

Afghan IS Group Claims Series of Bombings Targeting Shiites

By Kathy Gannon
Since sweeping to power last August, the Taliban have been battling the upstart Islamic State affiliate known as Islamic State in Khorasan Province or IS-K.

As Blasts Kill Afghans, the Taliban Ban TikTok
April 21, 2022

As Blasts Kill Afghans, the Taliban Ban TikTok

By Catherine Putz
Afghans have far bigger problems than quibbling over the morality of TikTok videos, like deepening poverty, hunger, and physical safety
Pakistan Takes Fight Against TTP Into Afghanistan
April 20, 2022

Pakistan Takes Fight Against TTP Into Afghanistan

By Umair Jamal
The military action inside Afghanistan marks a significant shift in its approach to the terror group.

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