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Taliban Push Back Against Pakistani Accusations of Involvement in Recent Attacks

Taliban Push Back Against Pakistani Accusations of Involvement in Recent Attacks

By Catherine Putz
A spokesperson for Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense said, “Blaming Afghanistan for such incidents is a failed attempt to divert attention from the truth of the matter and we strongly reject it.”
Pakistan’s Military Says March Suicide Attack That Killed 5 Chinese Was Planned in Afghanistan

Pakistan’s Military Says March Suicide Attack That Killed 5 Chinese Was Planned in Afghanistan

By Munir Ahmed
An army spokesperson said the attack, which killed Chinese engineers working on Pakistan’s Dasu Dam, was carried out by an Afghan national.

What Is the State of US Assistance to Afghanistan and Afghans?

What Is the State of US Assistance to Afghanistan and Afghans?

By Catherine Putz
The U.S. remains the largest donor to the Afghan people, though funding has certainly dwindled since 2021.

An Afghan Woman Activist’s Visit to Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan

An Afghan Woman Activist’s Visit to Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan

By Freshta Jalalzai
Zerka Malyar and her team sought to confront the Taliban on the critical issue of women’s rights.

Millions of Afghans Made Pakistan Home to Escape War. Now Many are Hiding to Escape Deportation.

Millions of Afghans Made Pakistan Home to Escape War. Now Many are Hiding to Escape Deportation.

By Riazat Butt and Adil Jawad
Some 600,000 Afghans have returned home since last October, when the crackdown began, meaning at least a million remain in Pakistan in hiding.
Islamic State Khorasan’s Westward Network Expansion Into Iran, Turkey, and Europe

Islamic State Khorasan’s Westward Network Expansion Into Iran, Turkey, and Europe

By Peter Smith , Levent Kemal, and Lucas Webber
ISKP’s retooling from regional operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan to a focus on external attacks and operational plots has resulted in a surge of both foiled plots and successful attacks.

Meeting the Climate Crisis in Afghanistan 

Meeting the Climate Crisis in Afghanistan 

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
As the dilemma on recognition and assistance remains unresolved, Afghanistan will be subjected to a vicious cycle of conflict with climate change acting as a threat multiplier. 
Turkmenistan’s Afghanistan Policy: Balancing Risks and Untapped Opportunities

Turkmenistan’s Afghanistan Policy: Balancing Risks and Untapped Opportunities

By Eldaniz Gusseinov
Ashgabat has a delicate balance to maintain between hewing to its traditional neutrality and mitigating potential threats from Afghanistan. 

In Pakistan, Fears of Deportation Plague Afghan Refugees Waiting for Resettlement

In Pakistan, Fears of Deportation Plague Afghan Refugees Waiting for Resettlement

By Mohammad Iqbal Sekandari
The deportation risk faced by many Afghan refugees in Pakistan is rooted in the lengthy U.S. resettlement process. Forced to wait, the risks of deportation mount.

Afghanistan’s Taliban Leaders Issue Different Messages For Eid

Afghanistan’s Taliban Leaders Issue Different Messages For Eid

By Riazat Butt
They signal tensions between hardliners and moderates who want to scrap harsher policies to win outside support.

In Eid Message, Taliban Leader Lashes out at Critics in the International Community

In Eid Message, Taliban Leader Lashes out at Critics in the International Community

By Catherine Putz
“If anyone has any issues with us, we are open to resolving them, but we will never compromise on our principles or Islam,” Akhundzada said.
Bridging Divides: Finding a Regional and International Consensus for Afghanistan’s Future

Bridging Divides: Finding a Regional and International Consensus for Afghanistan’s Future

By Mustafa Aryan
Collaborative efforts among regional and international actors can pave the way for a stable and peaceful Afghanistan.

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