How the Taliban Guard Afghanistan’s Border (and What It Says About Their Regime)
By Franz J. Marty
While the Taliban are serious about protecting the country's borders, border guards face many problems and see completely different threats than the international community.
Higher Education in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan: Threatened But Not Gone
By Abdul Aziz Mohibbi and Noah Coburn
Both male and female students trying to continue their university educations are struggling.
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.
Will It Be Curtains for Kabul’s Ariana Cinema Under Taliban Rule?
By Lee Keath and Bram Jannsen
The cinema, which entertained thousands of Afghans, is now silent as it waits for the Taliban to decide its fate.
Afghanistan: Where Girls’ Dreams Die Young
By Mariam Fam and Noreen Nasir
Since the Taliban's return to power, Afghan girls abroad worry that the distance between their world and that of girl cousins in Afghanistan is growing in new ways.