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Most UN Security Council Members Demand Taliban Rescind Decrees Seriously Oppressing Women and Girls

Most UN Security Council Members Demand Taliban Rescind Decrees Seriously Oppressing Women and Girls

By Edith M. Lederer
Russia, China, Mozambique, and Algeria didn't sign on to the statement.

A Reality Check on Afghanistan’s Isolation Under the Taliban

A Reality Check on Afghanistan’s Isolation Under the Taliban

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Beneath the U.N. secretary general’s claims of consensus in Doha, a clear division is visible among countries regarding whether and how to do business with the Taliban.
Afghanistan’s Climate Crisis: Addressing Drivers of Conflict

Afghanistan’s Climate Crisis: Addressing Drivers of Conflict

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Helping Afghans deal with climate-induced emergencies could aid in addressing the drivers of unending conflict and instability in the long-term.

Is Afghanistan’s ‘Regional Cooperation Initiative’ an Opening for India?

Is Afghanistan’s ‘Regional Cooperation Initiative’ an Opening for India?

By Anuraag Khaund
As the Taliban’s Islamic Emirate calls for developing a “region-centric narrative,” New Delhi can’t afford to be left out.

Kazakhstan’s Evolving Afghanistan Policy

Kazakhstan’s Evolving Afghanistan Policy

By Aziza Mukhammedova
Afghanistan’s market and its position as a trade route that can connect Central Asia to South Asian ports are critically important to Kazakhstan.

Alarm Over Hijab Enforcement Exposes Afghanistan’s Dire Need for Direct Engagement

Alarm Over Hijab Enforcement Exposes Afghanistan’s Dire Need for Direct Engagement

By Freshta Jalalzai
Resolving the complex issues that Afghans face demands more than just external envoy efforts. It necessitates direct engagement with the people of Afghanistan. 

How the Global Refugee Forum Can Help End Afghanistan’s Refugee Crisis 

How the Global Refugee Forum Can Help End Afghanistan’s Refugee Crisis 

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Ultimately, restoring sustainable peace in Afghanistan is the only durable solution to the plight of its refugees. But there is much that can be done to work toward that goal and help people now.
US Sanctions 2 Former Afghan Republic Officials For Transnational Corruption

US Sanctions 2 Former Afghan Republic Officials For Transnational Corruption

By Catherine Putz
According to U.S. officials, the final speaker of the Afghan Republic's parliament and his son were merrily robbing the country blind with various schemes tied particularly to fuel contracts.

Centering Human Rights at the Heart of Diplomatic Efforts for Intra-Afghan Dialogue 

Centering Human Rights at the Heart of Diplomatic Efforts for Intra-Afghan Dialogue 

By Nazifa Haqpal
Afghanistan has became “ground-zero for human rights and a graveyard of international norms.” 

The Qosh Tepa Canal: A Source of Hope in Afghanistan 

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. 

Managing Dissent Within: The Taliban Way

Managing Dissent Within: The Taliban Way

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
The hardliners within the Taliban have consolidated their position, and the specter of the group’s implosion seems improbable in the near term. 
It’s Time for a New Approach to Peace and Reconciliation in Afghanistan 

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.

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