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Pakistan Demands Taliban Prevent Attacks After Suicide Bomb
December 01, 2022

Pakistan Demands Taliban Prevent Attacks After Suicide Bomb

By Munir Ahmed
The latest claim by the Pakistani Taliban underlined the threat of Afghanistan turning into a haven for militants, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan said.

What’s the Endgame for Afghanistan and Pakistan?
October 18, 2022

What’s the Endgame for Afghanistan and Pakistan?

By Sadiq Amini
The Taliban’s nationalist faction, if triumphant over the Pakistan-backed extremists, could help bring peace to the region.
Students Killed in Attack on Education Center in Kabul’s Hazara Neighborhood
October 03, 2022

Students Killed in Attack on Education Center in Kabul’s Hazara Neighborhood

By Catherine Putz
Another tragedy in the largely Hazara Dashti Barchi neighborhood. Another tragedy for Afghanistan’s women. 

Islamic State Khorasan’s Expanded Vision in South and Central Asia
August 26, 2022

Islamic State Khorasan’s Expanded Vision in South and Central Asia

By Lucas Webber and Riccardo Valle
The expansion of ISKP propaganda outreach, recruitment, and fundraising efforts may have significant security implications for countries in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and possibly beyond. 

Kabul Mosque Bombed, At Least 21 Dead
August 19, 2022

Kabul Mosque Bombed, At Least 21 Dead

By Rahim Faiez and Ebrahim Noroozi
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack at the Siddiquiya mosque in the city's Kher Khanna neighborhood.

Western Disengagement Will Turn Afghanistan Into a Pariah State 
August 17, 2022

Western Disengagement Will Turn Afghanistan Into a Pariah State 

By Hameed Hakimi and Mark Bowden
If Western governments and humanitarian actors abandon Afghans now, we will be condemning a whole nation to a grinding cycle of brutal poverty with unpredictable long-term consequences.

Does Delhi Have a New Playbook for Taliban-ruled Afghanistan?
July 21, 2022

Does Delhi Have a New Playbook for Taliban-ruled Afghanistan?

By Monish Tourangbam and Rushita Shetty
India and the Taliban do not have a history of positive relations, but a pragmatic working relationship is desired by both. 
China Takes Full Advantage of Taliban’s Isolation 
July 06, 2022

China Takes Full Advantage of Taliban’s Isolation 

By Niva Yau
Chinese interests in expanding its engagement in Afghanistan lies in opportunist thinking.

What Are the Social and Political Values of the Afghan People?
June 21, 2022

What Are the Social and Political Values of the Afghan People?

By Catherine Putz
Maryam Baryalay on the political norms and values of the Afghan people.

Afghan Taliban Launch Campaign to Eradicate Poppy Crop
June 02, 2022

Afghan Taliban Launch Campaign to Eradicate Poppy Crop

By Abdul Khaliq
The poppy crop ban will likely strike a heavy blow to millions of impoverished farmers.

Speak Up on Behalf of Afghan Women
May 12, 2022

Speak Up on Behalf of Afghan Women

By Heather Barr
What is happening right now in Afghanistan is the most serious women’s rights crisis in the world today.
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.

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