A Beacon of Education Has Vanished in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan
By Freshta Jalalzai
The arbitrary arrest of Matiullah Wesa is a severe blow to the already dire situation for education in the country.
Under the Taliban, None of Afghanistan’s Children Can Really Learn
By Palwasha Amarkhill
Girls are desperately waiting for the day they can return to school. But even if that happens, Afghanistan’s education system has been poisoned beyond recognition.
Official: Explosion Near Foreign Ministry in Kabul Kills 5
By Associated Press
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet but it is believed to be the work of the Islamic State Khorasan Province.
Inheriting the Storm: Beijing’s Difficult New Relationship with Kabul
By Raffaello Pantucci
Far from inheriting an opportunity, China finds itself encumbered with an ever-expanding roster of problems in Afghanistan, which it is showing little interest in trying to resolve or own.
Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan Takes New Steps Toward Regional Integration
By Samaya Anjum
The recent Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan marked a crucial step in bringing the Taliban regime back into dialogue with its neighbors – even without formal recognition.
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.
Do the Taliban Have Transnational Ambitions?
By Maryam Baryalay and Abdul Mateen Imran
The Taliban’s Arabic-language manifesto provides a blueprint for establishing an Islamic Emirate that could be applied outside Afghanistan.
Afghan Clerics’ Assembly Urges Recognition of Taliban Government
By Rahim Faiez
The gathering of Taliban officials and supporters warned Afghans against "any kind of cooperation" with the ISKP, the Islamic State’s Afghan affiliate.