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Murky Militias in Forgotten Provinces Reveal Why Afghanistan War Isn’t Over
January 20, 2022

Murky Militias in Forgotten Provinces Reveal Why Afghanistan War Isn’t Over

By Ben Acheson
Ghor can be viewed as a microcosm of the layered complexity of Afghanistan.

ILO Report Says Afghan Crisis Causing Massive Job Losses
January 19, 2022

ILO Report Says Afghan Crisis Causing Massive Job Losses

By Elaine Kurtenback
Many companies are hard pressed to stay afloat, as thousands of Afghans flee the country  each day.
SIGAR on the Unsustainability of the Afghan Air Force
January 19, 2022

SIGAR on the Unsustainability of the Afghan Air Force

By Catherine Putz
In a classified January 2021 report, SIGAR warned that the Afghan air forces were unsustainable without continued U.S. support. The newly declassified report explains why.

Central Asia Continues to Supply Electricity to Afghanistan
January 13, 2022

Central Asia Continues to Supply Electricity to Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
In recent weeks, both Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have signed agreements with Afghanistan on energy supplies in 2022, despite unplanned outages.

UN Seeks $5 Billion to Aid Millions of Afghans as Country Struggles
January 13, 2022

UN Seeks $5 Billion to Aid Millions of Afghans as Country Struggles

By Edith M. Lederer
The U.N. said the appeal will be followed by a pledging conference in mid-March, but a number of nations already announced new funding.

The Final Flights of the Afghan Air Force
December 30, 2021

The Final Flights of the Afghan Air Force

By Catherine Putz
As the Afghan government collapsed, the country’s pilots were left with an impossible choice: stay and face possible death at the hands of the Taliban, or fly away.

What Does the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan Have to Offer?
December 15, 2021

What Does the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan Have to Offer?

By Nilly Kohzad
The NRF says it is pushing for a new trajectory in Afghanistan.
Is It Time for the US to Press Uzbekistan on Human Rights?
December 07, 2021

Is It Time for the US to Press Uzbekistan on Human Rights?

By Catherine Putz
A group of U.S. Senators have asked the Biden administration to center human rights in the upcoming Strategic Partnership Dialogue with Uzbekistan.

Afghan Museum Reopens with Taliban Security – and Visitors
December 07, 2021

Afghan Museum Reopens with Taliban Security – and Visitors

By Elena Becatoros
In 2001, the Taliban ransacked the museum, smashing priceless statues, especially those considered un-Islamic. 

Inside Dostum’s Mansion: Afghanistan’s Inequality Laid Bare
December 06, 2021

Inside Dostum’s Mansion: Afghanistan’s Inequality Laid Bare

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
The corrupt system of the past might be gone, but the new chapter in Afghanistan’s history is unlikely to be much better. 

Afghanistan’s Taliban, Myanmar’s Tatmadaw Denied UN Seats, For Now
December 03, 2021

Afghanistan’s Taliban, Myanmar’s Tatmadaw Denied UN Seats, For Now

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban and the junta in Myanmar will remain outside the halls of the United Nations for now.
Why Is Beijing Going Nuts for Afghan Pine Nuts?
December 01, 2021

Why Is Beijing Going Nuts for Afghan Pine Nuts?

By Ajmal Waziri and Raffaello Pantucci
The trade offers concrete and immediate benefits to both the Chinese government and the Taliban.

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