The Qosh Tepa Canal: A Source of Hope in Afghanistan
By Freshta Jalalzai
While the canal project is a source of promise, it faces many challenges, not the least of which is unease in Central Asia about water security.
It’s Time for a New Approach to Peace and Reconciliation in Afghanistan
By Youssof Ghafoorzai
To change the status quo and place Afghanistan on a trajectory toward stability, the international community needs to take a new approach to dealing with the country.
In Afghanistan, the Situation for Children is Grim – and Getting Grimmer
Two years after the Taliban’s reconquest, rates of poverty and malnutrition have skyrocketed among the country’s young.
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.
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.
Far From Home: The Afghans Aiding Afghanistan
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Global attention on Afghanistan has largely dried up, but the Afghan diaspora cannot look away.
As Temperatures Drop, the Death Toll Climbs in Afghanistan
By Kathy Gannon
Without food or fuel, many Afghans will die of hunger and cold this winter.
Can the World Get Aid to Afghanistan?
By Philip Smucker
Humanitarian aid experts desperately want to help, but their options are limited – especially if they want to avoid further empowering the Taliban.
Afghanistan Needs the World’s Help to Fight COVID-19
By Timothy Bishop
Having already lived through decades of war, Afghans are now bracing themselves for another battle against COVID-19. The world cannot stand idly by.
Afghanistan’s Other War
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
In Kabul, the war on crime is becoming just as pressing – and as endless – as the war on terror.
Can Afghanistan Return to Its Pre-2014 Boom Time?
By Omar Joya
The Afghan government will struggle to jump-start economic growth while political uncertainty is perhaps at its height.
What Living in Kabul Is Really Like
By Franz J. Marty
Afghanistan's capital is not even half as dangerous as everyone thinks.