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US, Russia Share a Complex and Bloody History in Afghanistan
July 03, 2020

US, Russia Share a Complex and Bloody History in Afghanistan

By Associated Press
The two powers share decades of experience in the country.

Long-Shut Factory Helps COVID-Struck Afghans Breathe Free
July 02, 2020

Long-Shut Factory Helps COVID-Struck Afghans Breathe Free

By Associated Press
Najibullah Seddiqi reopened his closed oxygen factory and now refills 200 to 300 small cylinders a day free for COVID-19 patients.
Afghan Media Struggle to Survive the Pandemic
July 02, 2020

Afghan Media Struggle to Survive the Pandemic

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Fewer ads, COVID-19 restrictions, and falling revenue have media outlets in Afghanistan “on the edge of collapse.”

Trump Denies Knowledge of Intel Report on Russian Bounties for Killing Americans in Afghanistan
June 29, 2020

Trump Denies Knowledge of Intel Report on Russian Bounties for Killing Americans in Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
A series of media reports, citing U.S. intelligence sources, allege that President Trump was briefed on an alleged Russian operation offering bounties for dead Americans in Afghanistan.

In Afghanistan, Healthcare Services Targeted for Attacks
June 24, 2020

In Afghanistan, Healthcare Services Targeted for Attacks

By Catherine Putz
In just over 10 weeks, amid a pandemic, a dozen attacks deliberately targeted healthcare workers or services in Afghanistan. 

Keeping a Bad Deal at All Costs: US Moral Failure in Afghanistan
June 24, 2020

Keeping a Bad Deal at All Costs: US Moral Failure in Afghanistan

By  Aidan Mark Lewis
U.S. policy toward Afghanistan has been short-sighted and ill-conceived for decades.

The US Crusade Against the ICC Dashes Afghan Dreams of Justice
June 16, 2020

The US Crusade Against the ICC Dashes Afghan Dreams of Justice

By Sohrab Azad
For many victimized during the war, whether by the Taliban, the Afghan government, or U.S. forces, the ICC investigation was their last hope of redress.
The Taliban and al-Qaeda: Enduring Partnership or Liability?
June 16, 2020

The Taliban and al-Qaeda: Enduring Partnership or Liability?

By Saurav Sarkar
Can the Taliban really be expected to sever all ties with al-Qaeda?

Afghanistan Update: Is the February 2020 US-Taliban Deal Making Headway?
June 13, 2020

Afghanistan Update: Is the February 2020 US-Taliban Deal Making Headway?

By Ankit Panda
The Diplomat's Catherine Putz explains the state of the February 2020 U.S.-Taliban agreement.

Does India Have a New Playbook for a New Afghanistan? 
June 10, 2020

Does India Have a New Playbook for a New Afghanistan? 

By Monish Tourangbam and Neha Dwivedi
India’s engagement with, or rather estrangement from, the Taliban is being debated more intensely.

Afghan Lives Through the Lens of COVID-19
June 08, 2020

Afghan Lives Through the Lens of COVID-19

By FES/ Mohammad Aref Karim and Mariam Alimi
Illuminating the deep socioeconomic impact of the pandemic on Afghan lives.
Lack of Virus Tests Pushes Afghanistan Toward Crisis
June 03, 2020

Lack of Virus Tests Pushes Afghanistan Toward Crisis

By Associated Press
With a capacity to test only 2,000 people per day, Afghan health authorities are receiving between 10,000 and 20,000 samples each day.

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