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Taliban Take Kabul Via Path Paved by Corruption
August 17, 2021

Taliban Take Kabul Via Path Paved by Corruption

By Catherine Putz
Ghani reportedly fled Afghanistan with bags of cash; Dostum’s palace was rococo dictator chic. Corruption lies at the heart of Kabul’s fall.

What Tajik Gold Smuggling Bust Tells Us About Afghanistan
April 27, 2021

What Tajik Gold Smuggling Bust Tells Us About Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
As uncertainty persists in Afghanistan, some will seek to smuggle cash and gold out via Central Asia.
Afghanistan Breaks Down Its Ministry of Finance
April 07, 2020

Afghanistan Breaks Down Its Ministry of Finance

By Ibrahim Khan Jabarkhail
The attempt at reform is another step in the wrong direction.

Afghanistan’s Investigative Journalists
December 06, 2019

Afghanistan’s Investigative Journalists

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Daily newspaper Etilaat Roz makes an impact in the chaotic Afghan democracy.

Troop Levels Aren't Afghanistan's Problem. An Increasingly Illegitimate Government Is.
July 26, 2017

Troop Levels Aren't Afghanistan's Problem. An Increasingly Illegitimate Government Is.

By Noah Coburn
Ordinary Afghans are growing ever more pessimistic about the National Unity Government.

Fixing Afghanistan's Struggling Security Forces
July 24, 2017

Fixing Afghanistan's Struggling Security Forces

By Ghulam Farooq Mujaddidi
To make the ANDSF an effective force, there needs to be some drastic changes.

How Is Afghanistan's Fight Against Corruption Going?
January 14, 2017

How Is Afghanistan's Fight Against Corruption Going?

By Murtaza Noori
Evaluating the progress and set-backs in attempts to reform Afghanistan's procurement process.
Despite Rising Violence, Some Promising Trends in Afghanistan
December 09, 2016

Despite Rising Violence, Some Promising Trends in Afghanistan

By Adam Wunische
A recent survey shows that, while many problems persist in Afghanistan, there are some positive developments.

Does More Aid Mean More Corruption in Afghanistan? 
September 30, 2016

Does More Aid Mean More Corruption in Afghanistan? 

By Ahmad Shah Katawazai
Looking ahead to the Brussels conference, and back to the Kabul Bank scandal.

Since 9/11, Afghanistan Makes Progress Amid Violence
September 12, 2016

Since 9/11, Afghanistan Makes Progress Amid Violence

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Afghanistan has made substantial progress in the past 15 years, but still needs the world's support.

Will Afghanistan’s Lone Fighter Succeed?
July 21, 2016

Will Afghanistan’s Lone Fighter Succeed?

By Ali Reza Sarwar
Can Afghan President Ashraf Ghani succeed in his ambitious vision for remaking the country?
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