Afghanistan’s Uncertain Economic Future as the New Year Dawns
By Ibrahim Khan Jabarkhail
More than a year after the Taliban takeover, the prospects for economic development in the country remain bleak.
Afghanistan Under the Taliban: Tense Present, Bleak Future
By Kathy Gannon
Six months after the Taliban returned to power, Afghans are safer, poorer, and less hopeful.
As Temperatures Drop, the Death Toll Climbs in Afghanistan
By Kathy Gannon
Without food or fuel, many Afghans will die of hunger and cold this winter.
Bumpy Road Ahead for Talibanomics: DRI Experts
By Diplomat Risk Intelligence
A Diplomat Risk Intelligence report warns that the options in front of the new Taliban regime in Kabul when it comes to running the Afghan economy are few and perilous.
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.
Mired in Poverty, Afghans Bring Their Children to Work
By Rahim Faiez
Despite billions in aid, Afghanistan remains trapped in poverty.
How Opium Fuels the Taliban’s War Machine in Afghanistan
By Hashim Wahdatyar
There can be no victory over the insurgency unless narcotics are brought into the war agenda in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan and Ashraf Ghani's New Internationalism
By Shawn Snow
'Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the Right.'
Leveraging Impact Investment in Post-2014 Afghanistan
By M. Ashraf Haidari
Unlocking Afghanistan’s very real potential will require significant investment.
Afghanistan: Five Tasks for Ghani’s Crucial U.S. Visit
By Tamim Asey
With his country at a critical juncture, the Afghan president needs to make the most of his Washington visit.
Afghanistan at the Crossroads
By Ajmal Shams
Economically dependent on the foreign presence, Afghanistan will need to work hard to succeed on its own.
In Afghanistan, Democracy and Opium Production Go Hand-In-Hand
By Ankit Panda
Afghanistan's presidential elections may have caused an increase in poppy cultivation.