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EU, Other Donors Step up With Funds to Help Afghanistan
November 25, 2020

EU, Other Donors Step up With Funds to Help Afghanistan

By Associated Press
The final tally could amount to over $12 billion over four years, a drop from the $15 billion pledged back in 2016.

Afghanistan: A Test for the Global Commitment to Women, Peace, and Security
November 25, 2020

Afghanistan: A Test for the Global Commitment to Women, Peace, and Security

By Natalie Gonnella-Platts and Farhat Popal 
Any political settlement that doesn’t guarantee women’s rights and opportunities has failed before it has begun.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Khan on ‘Historic’ First Visit to Afghanistan
November 20, 2020

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Khan on ‘Historic’ First Visit to Afghanistan

By Associated Press
The uneasy neighbors are trying to turn the corner from a relationship marked by suspicion and downright hostility toward a partnership for peace in the region.

The World Must Step Up to Save Afghanistan’s Children
November 18, 2020

The World Must Step Up to Save Afghanistan’s Children

By Chris Nyamandi
The world must commit to supporting Afghan children living amid continued conflict and violence.

How the Trump Administration Set Afghanistan Up to Fail
November 18, 2020

How the Trump Administration Set Afghanistan Up to Fail

By Sohrab Azad
The Trump administration has left Biden few options in Afghanistan, and the Taliban aren’t going anywhere.

UN Official Warns of Humanitarian Disaster If Afghan Talks Fail
November 18, 2020

UN Official Warns of Humanitarian Disaster If Afghan Talks Fail

By Associated Press
"If this peace effort collapses then we could see a big humanitarian disaster in the country, that is for sure," said U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.

The Taliban Don’t Care About a Free Press. Neither Does the Afghan Government
November 17, 2020

The Taliban Don’t Care About a Free Press. Neither Does the Afghan Government

By Sabera Azizi
Yama Siawash was eloquent, blunt, passionate, charismatic, and uncensored -- often a fatal combination in Afghanistan. 
Australia to Prosecute Troops for War Crimes in Afghanistan
November 13, 2020

Australia to Prosecute Troops for War Crimes in Afghanistan

By Associated Press
Prosecuting alleged Australian war criminals is expected to take years.

Taliban Angle for Commitment to Deal From Incoming US Administration
November 11, 2020

Taliban Angle for Commitment to Deal From Incoming US Administration

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban urged the incoming Biden administration to stick to the Trump administration’s deal and its withdrawal plan.

Enemy Attacks Rose Sharply in Run-up to Intra-Afghan Negotiations: Report
November 05, 2020

Enemy Attacks Rose Sharply in Run-up to Intra-Afghan Negotiations: Report

By Catherine Putz
From July to September, average daily enemy-initiated attacks in Afghanistan were 50 percent higher than the previous quarter. And then negotiations began.

Attack on Afghan University Leaves 19 Dead, 22 Wounded
November 03, 2020

Attack on Afghan University Leaves 19 Dead, 22 Wounded

By Associated Press
It was the second attack on an educational institution in Kabul in as many weeks.
Agree to Disagree? US, Taliban Trade Barbs Over Continuing Violence
October 20, 2020

Agree to Disagree? US, Taliban Trade Barbs Over Continuing Violence

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban and U.S. clearly have different understandings of the deal they signed in February.

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