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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.”
For Afghan Refugees in India, Hopes Dim for Returning Home
August 24, 2021

For Afghan Refugees in India, Hopes Dim for Returning Home

By Sheikh Saaliq
The Taliban blitz toward Kabul left refugees already in India feeling isolated and farther from home than ever.

Does the Belt and Road Have a Future in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan?
August 21, 2021

Does the Belt and Road Have a Future in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan?

By Sebastien Goulard
The Taliban will welcome the hard infrastructure elements of the BRI. The “soft” components are a different story.

The Myth of a Sustainable Stalemate in Afghanistan
August 20, 2021

The Myth of a Sustainable Stalemate in Afghanistan

By Gil Barndollar
Biden's choice was indeed between withdrawal and escalation. There never was a sustainable stalemate that could have been maintained.

China’s Political Calculations and Potential Options in Afghanistan
August 19, 2021

China’s Political Calculations and Potential Options in Afghanistan

By Jianli Yang
Beijing will approach Afghan affairs – and the Taliban – more cautiously than people think.
Afghans Protest Taliban in Emerging Challenge to Their Rule
August 19, 2021

Afghans Protest Taliban in Emerging Challenge to Their Rule

By Ahmad Seir, Rahim Faiez, Kathy Gannon and Jon Gambrell
Facing many challenges, from food to cash shortages, the Taliban have moved quickly to suppress dissent.

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