China, Pakistan, and the Taliban: CPEC in Afghanistan
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Claudia Chia.
China’s Gamble in Afghanistan
By Ahmed S. Cheema
China is not the first to try to buy stability in Afghanistan. Will Beijing succeed where the U.S. and USSR failed?
Afghanistan Seeks New Air Corridors
By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
Afghanistan announced plans to expand its air corridors as it seeks to reconnect to world markets, but significant challenges loom.
UN Food Agency: Afghan Malnutrition Rates at Record High
By Ebrahim Noroozi
“Half of Afghanistan endures severe hunger throughout the year,” said a World Food Program spokesperson, while Taliban restrictions on women have seriously impacted aid delivery.
Afghanistan’s Uncertain Economic Future as the New Year Dawns
By Ibrahim Khan Jabarkhail
More than a year after the Taliban takeover, the prospects for economic development in the country remain bleak.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.