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A Year After Taliban Takeover, Afghanistan’s Economy Is Still in Crisis – and So Are Its Children
August 15, 2022

A Year After Taliban Takeover, Afghanistan’s Economy Is Still in Crisis – and So Are Its Children

By Chris Nyamandi
Aid is keeping Afghan children alive, but it can’t fix an economy in collapse.

Justine Fleischner on the State of Afghanistan After 1 Year of Taliban Rule
August 01, 2022

Justine Fleischner on the State of Afghanistan After 1 Year of Taliban Rule

By Catherine Putz
A year after the Taliban retook Afghanistan, economic collapse, human rights abuses, and terrorist threats loom large.
Michael Kugelman on South Asia’s Overlapping Crises
June 01, 2022

Michael Kugelman on South Asia’s Overlapping Crises

By Shannon Tiezzi
“Pakistan and Sri Lanka have experienced the most political tumult in South Asia, and in both cases it’s been driven by economic stress.”

China Eyes Investment in Afghanistan’s Mes Aynak Mines
March 28, 2022

China Eyes Investment in Afghanistan’s Mes Aynak Mines

By Samya Kullab
Potential wealth from Afghanistan’s untapped mining sector has prompted the Taliban’s shift in position on the Buddha statues.

Biden Aims to Split Frozen Funds for Afghan Relief, 9/11 Victims
February 12, 2022

Biden Aims to Split Frozen Funds for Afghan Relief, 9/11 Victims

By Aamer Madhani and Kathy Gannon
9/11 victims have ongoing legal claims on the $7 billion in Afghan assets frozen in the U.S. banking system; courts will have to decide if the executive order issued by Biden can be facilitated.

ILO Report Says Afghan Crisis Causing Massive Job Losses
January 19, 2022

ILO Report Says Afghan Crisis Causing Massive Job Losses

By Elaine Kurtenback
Many companies are hard pressed to stay afloat, as thousands of Afghans flee the country  each day.

Emaciated Children in Kabul Hospital Underscore Rising Hunger in Afghanistan
November 09, 2021

Emaciated Children in Kabul Hospital Underscore Rising Hunger in Afghanistan

By Lee Keath
Hunger is increasing dramatically in Afghanistan, fueled by an economic crisis that has only gotten worse since the Taliban seized power in the country.
In Afghan Hospital, Unpaid Doctors and Rigid Taliban Clash
November 01, 2021

In Afghan Hospital, Unpaid Doctors and Rigid Taliban Clash

By Samya Kullab and Bram Janssen
The Taliban are now running Afghanistan’s hospitals. Their top priorities? Separating men and women and building mosques, even as there’s no money for salaries or medicines. 

Economy on the Brink, Taliban Rely on Former Technocrats
October 19, 2021

Economy on the Brink, Taliban Rely on Former Technocrats

By Samya Kullab
"Why would I expect them to understand international monetary policy?” one official said of the Taliban.

What’s Next for Afghanistan’s Tumultuous Public Finances?
September 28, 2021

What’s Next for Afghanistan’s Tumultuous Public Finances?

By Ibrahim Khan
With the economy on the brink of collapse, how can the Taliban approach the coming fiscal year?

Thinking More Deeply About Human Development in Afghanistan
December 29, 2020

Thinking More Deeply About Human Development in Afghanistan

By Lutfi Rahimi
Development has to be assessed by more than just GDP growth. 
Afghanistan’s Progress Was Made Possible With International Support
November 23, 2020

Afghanistan’s Progress Was Made Possible With International Support

By Sediq Seddiqi
It is vital that aid resources remain sufficient over the coming years to sustain these gains.

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