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Afghanistan’s Economy – and Access to Aid – at Stake in Peace Talks
October 08, 2020

Afghanistan’s Economy – and Access to Aid – at Stake in Peace Talks

By Hanif Sufizada
Will the Taliban and the Afghan government come to terms in time to rescue the country’s fledgling economy?

Afghan Lives Through the Lens of COVID-19
June 08, 2020

Afghan Lives Through the Lens of COVID-19

By FES/ Mohammad Aref Karim and Mariam Alimi
Illuminating the deep socioeconomic impact of the pandemic on Afghan lives.
The Trade and Transit Woes of Landlocked Afghanistan During COVID- 19 
May 08, 2020

The Trade and Transit Woes of Landlocked Afghanistan During COVID- 19 

By Shoaib A. Rahim
Pakistan plays a big role in dictating the fortunes of the Afghan economy.

Kabul New City: Afghanistan’s Forgotten Development Dream
April 21, 2020

Kabul New City: Afghanistan’s Forgotten Development Dream

By Hakmatullah Hamidi
The mega-project was put on hold under the previous government. If it isn’t kickstarted soon, Kabul city could be left uninhabitable.

What the COVID-19 Outbreak Means for Afghanistan’s Troubled Economy
April 11, 2020

What the COVID-19 Outbreak Means for Afghanistan’s Troubled Economy

By Shoaib A. Rahim
The outbreak of the pandemic has and will further dent already depressed economic indicators. 

For Peace in Afghanistan, the Economy Is Key
September 05, 2019

For Peace in Afghanistan, the Economy Is Key

By Gul Maqsood Sabit
Before and after any peace agreement, a healthy Afghan economy is essential.

Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity
April 19, 2019

Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity

By Mariam Safi and Bismellah Alizada
Afghanistan has a long and difficult road to transition from an aid dependent economy to a trade and transit economy.
Iran, India, and a New Way Forward for Afghanistan
November 30, 2018

Iran, India, and a New Way Forward for Afghanistan

By C. Christine Fair
A new strategy for Afghanistan begins in Iran and needs India’s help.

Afghanistan Declared a Top Improver in 2019 Doing Business Ranking
November 07, 2018

Afghanistan Declared a Top Improver in 2019 Doing Business Ranking

By Ahmad W. Majidyar
Climbing 16 places, the World Bank names Afghanistan as a top improver in its latest Doing Business report.

Afghanistan’s Minerals: A Looted Economic Hope for Stability
October 05, 2018

Afghanistan’s Minerals: A Looted Economic Hope for Stability

By Gul Maqsood Sabit
Instead of being looted, Afghanistan’s resources should be strategically exploited for the country's benefit.

How Economic Growth Can Help Defeat Terrorism in Afghanistan
April 16, 2018

How Economic Growth Can Help Defeat Terrorism in Afghanistan

By M. Ashraf Haidari
The campaign for Afghanistan's economy must stand on equal footing with the counterterrorism campaign.
Why Pakistan Is TAPI's Biggest Hurdle
April 07, 2018

Why Pakistan Is TAPI's Biggest Hurdle

By Shoaib A. Rahim
The pipeline would bring substantial benefits to all 4 member countries. For Pakistan, that's exactly the problem.

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