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Islamic State Claims Killing of 3 Female Media Workers in Afghanistan
March 04, 2021

Islamic State Claims Killing of 3 Female Media Workers in Afghanistan

By Associated Press
The slayings of the women are part of a larger spike in targeted killings in Afghanistan in the past year.

Billions of US Dollars Wasted in Afghanistan
March 02, 2021

Billions of US Dollars Wasted in Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
The United States poured billions into building stuff in Afghanistan, but much of it has been unused or abandoned.
What’s Behind the Planned Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan Railway?
February 25, 2021

What’s Behind the Planned Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan Railway?

By Hugh Ollard
The three countries agreed on a roadmap for building a new railway, but what are the prospects of, and problems along, the route?

What Has the US Learned About Supporting Afghanistan’s Women?
February 23, 2021

What Has the US Learned About Supporting Afghanistan’s Women?

By Catherine Putz
Firstly, the country's cultural context cannot be ignored.

NATO Chief Dismisses Early Pullout of Afghan Troop Trainers
February 18, 2021

NATO Chief Dismisses Early Pullout of Afghan Troop Trainers

By Associated Press
"Our presence in Afghanistan is conditions based, and Taliban has to meet their commitments," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.

President Biden’s Afghanistan Challenge
February 17, 2021

President Biden’s Afghanistan Challenge

By Daud Khattak
The fate of the U.S.-Taliban deal hangs in the balance, while the peace process stalls. What will the Biden administration ultimately do about Afghanistan?

NATO Faces Conundrum as It Mulls Afghan Pullout
February 17, 2021

NATO Faces Conundrum as It Mulls Afghan Pullout

By Associated Press
Some say NATO and the U.S. should send a strong message for peace to all sides in Afghanistan's protracted conflict.
Taliban Visit Moscow, Voice Hope US Will Honor Peace Deal
January 30, 2021

Taliban Visit Moscow, Voice Hope US Will Honor Peace Deal

By Associated Press
Sher Mohammed Abbas Stanikzai, who led the Taliban delegation to Moscow,  insisted that the Taliban have been abiding by the deal.

A Brief History of Mangal Bagh
January 30, 2021

A Brief History of Mangal Bagh

By Daud Khattak
Mangal Bagh, the leader of Lashkar-e-Islam (LeI), was recently killed in Afghanistan. Who was he?

Ancient Treasure and a Modern Budget Battle in Afghanistan
January 29, 2021

Ancient Treasure and a Modern Budget Battle in Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
As the Afghan government and parliament battle over a budget, some aired concerns that Afghanistan’s greatest treasure trove would be looted. 

Afghan Shiite Leader in Pakistan After Killings of Miners
January 13, 2021

Afghan Shiite Leader in Pakistan After Killings of Miners

By Associated Press
The Hazara miners were abducted and killed by militants from the Islamic State group in southwestern Balochistan province.
An ‘Orchard of Bad Apples’ Weighs on New Afghan Peace Talks
January 06, 2021

An ‘Orchard of Bad Apples’ Weighs on New Afghan Peace Talks

By Associated Press
Escalating violence has all sides pointing the finger at each other as negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban resume.

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