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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.