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Taliban Turn to Shariah to Justify Executions, But It’s Not That Simple
December 09, 2022

Taliban Turn to Shariah to Justify Executions, But It’s Not That Simple

By Atal Ahmadzai and Faten Ghosn
The international community should not let the Taliban regime terrorize and violate the fundamental human rights of 35 million people through a fraudulent claim of divinity or sovereignty.  

Pakistan Demands Taliban Prevent Attacks After Suicide Bomb
December 01, 2022

Pakistan Demands Taliban Prevent Attacks After Suicide Bomb

By Munir Ahmed
The latest claim by the Pakistani Taliban underlined the threat of Afghanistan turning into a haven for militants, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan said.
Nargis Nehan and Yalda Royan on Afghan Women Fighting for Their Rights
November 29, 2022

Nargis Nehan and Yalda Royan on Afghan Women Fighting for Their Rights

By Catherine Putz
“After the collapse of the state, everything changed for Afghan women.”

Islamic State-Khorasan’s Transition Into a Transregional Threat
November 11, 2022

Islamic State-Khorasan’s Transition Into a Transregional Threat

By Atal Ahmadzai
Evidence suggests that ISKP’s tentacles have begun spreading across West, Central, and South Asia.

SIGAR Accuses Treasury, State, USAID of Withholding Data on Afghanistan Spending
November 02, 2022

SIGAR Accuses Treasury, State, USAID of Withholding Data on Afghanistan Spending

By Catherine Putz
Is there a difference between “reconstruction” spending and “humanitarian and development assistance”? The Biden administrations appears to think so.

Russia Recruiting US-trained Afghan Commandos, Vets Say
November 01, 2022

Russia Recruiting US-trained Afghan Commandos, Vets Say

By Bernard Condon
"We didn't get these individuals out as we promised, and now it's coming home to roost," said Michael Mulroy, a retired CIA officer who served in Afghanistan.

Afghan Couple Accuse US Marine of Abducting Their Baby
October 22, 2022

Afghan Couple Accuse US Marine of Abducting Their Baby

By Martha Mendoza, Juliet Linderman and Claire Galofaro
The baby had been pulled from the rubble after her parents and five siblings were killed during a U.S. military raid. That was only the beginning of her ordeal.
What’s the Endgame for Afghanistan and Pakistan?
October 18, 2022

What’s the Endgame for Afghanistan and Pakistan?

By Sadiq Amini
The Taliban’s nationalist faction, if triumphant over the Pakistan-backed extremists, could help bring peace to the region.

Death Toll in Last Week’s Kabul School Blast Climbs to 52
October 04, 2022

Death Toll in Last Week’s Kabul School Blast Climbs to 52

By Fazel Rahman Faizi
The blast was one of the bloodiest attacks since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan more than a year ago. 

Security, System Issues, and a Flood of Refugees Make Getting Afghan Allies to Safety a Challenge
September 22, 2022

Security, System Issues, and a Flood of Refugees Make Getting Afghan Allies to Safety a Challenge

By Richard L. Benkin
The process, always slow and cumbersome, is now overwhelmed. Even as cases move through the system, safety remains a grave concern for Afghans forced to wait.

US Contractor Freed by Taliban in Swap for Drug Trafficker
September 20, 2022

US Contractor Freed by Taliban in Swap for Drug Trafficker

By Eric Tucker and Rahim Faiez
Mark Frerichs was freed in exchange for Bashir Noorzai in a rare success in U.S.-Taliban talks.
Taliban: UAE Firm to Run Flight Services on Afghan Airports
September 09, 2022

Taliban: UAE Firm to Run Flight Services on Afghan Airports

By Rahim Faiez
Under a new contract, an Abu Dhabi-based firm will manage flights at Afghanistan’s three major airports: Kabul, Herat, and Kandahar.

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