September 10, 2021
Lithium and an Unexpected Battle for Energy Transition in Afghanistan
By Aliaksei Patonia
Most researchers agree that lithium demand will only increase. Afghanistan’s estimated reserves put it among global leaders -- if the metal can be extracted.
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.
July 27, 2017
Afghanistan: All That Glitters Is Not Gold
By Catherine Putz
There's a reason Afghanistan's resource wealth remains untapped.
August 06, 2016
Taliban Loot Afghanistan's Mineral Riches
By Yigal Chazan
Illegal mining fuels the Taliban insurgency, threatening to turn the country’s vast mineral wealth into a "resource curse."
December 04, 2014
Making the Sacrifices in Afghanistan Worthwhile
By Ikram Afzali
Ahead of a major conference, what needs to be done to justify the sacrifices made in Afghanistan?
January 30, 2014
Can Afghanistan’s Economy Stand on Its Own?
By Richard Ghiasy and Fraidoon Sekander
Despite the ravages of war, the country is blessed with some significant advantages.