October 13, 2021
How Corruption Played a Role in the Demise of the Afghan Government
By Wahidullah Azizi
As Afghanistan heads toward an uncertain future, many wonder what went wrong in the two decades leading up to the present crisis.
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.
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.
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.
December 06, 2019
Afghanistan’s Investigative Journalists
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Daily newspaper Etilaat Roz makes an impact in the chaotic Afghan democracy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?