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Evacuated Afghan Activist Dreams of Going Back Home One Day
August 31, 2021

Evacuated Afghan Activist Dreams of Going Back Home One Day

By Llazar Semini
"I told him that you will make a promise to me: to study, be someone and come back," Ghazaal Habibyar said to her 6-year-old son as they left Kabul.
Are the Taliban’s Captured Weapons Any Use?
August 30, 2021

Are the Taliban’s Captured Weapons Any Use?

By Jacob Parakilas
The Taliban’s blitz to power in Afghanistan has left them in possession of a veritable arsenal of U.S. weaponry intended for the defunct government. Are captured weapons a strategic game-changer?

Implications of the Taliban Victory for Bangladesh
August 30, 2021

Implications of the Taliban Victory for Bangladesh

By Asif Muztaba Hassan
Bangladesh has dismantled transnational jihadist networks in recent years, but new radicals pose a threat.

Can NGOs Continue to Provide Aid in Afghanistan?
August 26, 2021

Can NGOs Continue to Provide Aid in Afghanistan?

By Sam McLaren
What is the outlook for aid workers in the Taliban’s Afghanistan?

Taliban Takeover: World Bank and IMF Halt Aid; US Freezes Afghan Assets
August 26, 2021

Taliban Takeover: World Bank and IMF Halt Aid; US Freezes Afghan Assets

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban can’t get its hands on Afghanistan’s money, much of which is held in the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of New York. And aid agencies are pausing funding, too. 
Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Stokes Bangladesh’s Terrorist Fears
August 26, 2021

Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Stokes Bangladesh’s Terrorist Fears

By Subir Bhaumik
The secular government of Muslim-majority Bangladesh fears the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan will rejuvenate the violent radical Islamist ecosystem back home.

Under Taliban Rule, What Happens to Afghanistan’s Artifacts?
August 25, 2021

Under Taliban Rule, What Happens to Afghanistan’s Artifacts?

By Sribala Subramanian
The Taliban are famous for destroying priceless artifacts. With Kabul falling to the Taliban, the fate of the National Museum’s world-class collection now hangs in the balance.
Tajikistan Won’t Recognize a Taliban-Only Afghan Government
August 25, 2021

Tajikistan Won’t Recognize a Taliban-Only Afghan Government

By Catherine Putz
After talks with Pakistan’s foreign minister, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon stressed the need for an inclusive Afghan government, particularly including ethnic Tajiks.

Panjshir Valley Prepares to Push Back the Taliban
August 25, 2021

Panjshir Valley Prepares to Push Back the Taliban

By Joseph Krauss and Rahim Faiez
Western countries are unlikely to back yet another proxy war in Afghanistan.

Centralization Is at the Core of Afghanistan’s Problems 
August 24, 2021

Centralization Is at the Core of Afghanistan’s Problems 

By Mohammad Qadam Shah
Can the Taliban learn from history?

What Will the Taliban Do With Their New US Weapons?
August 24, 2021

What Will the Taliban Do With Their New US Weapons?

By Alessandro Arduino
With its quick seizure of power, the Taliban also acquired U.S. military equipment left behind by the withdrawal or abandoned by Afghan forces.
Afghan Lives Matter: What Price Would Afghans Have to Pay for Peace?
August 24, 2021

Afghan Lives Matter: What Price Would Afghans Have to Pay for Peace?

By Ritu Mahendru
“They have handed our country the way you hand over a book or a bottle of water... We were happy for the war to end, but we didn’t expect the end to be like this.”

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