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Security Through Human Rights – For Afghanistan, It’s Not ‘Either/Or’

Security Through Human Rights – For Afghanistan, It’s Not ‘Either/Or’

By Annie Pforzheimer and Asila Wardak
Civil rights and the personal safety of all citizens are mainstream security conversations, not “nice to have” goals or “Western” inventions. 

Afghanistan Under the Taliban: No Country for Women

Afghanistan Under the Taliban: No Country for Women

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Afghan women are tremendously resilient. But resilience can’t last forever on its own; it needs to be supported and nurtured.  
Zahra Joya on the Resilience of Afghanistan’s Women in the Face of Patriarchy and Pressure

Zahra Joya on the Resilience of Afghanistan’s Women in the Face of Patriarchy and Pressure

By Catherine Putz
Even before the Taliban takeover, Afghanistan's media landscape was largely male-dominated; women's stories were either underreported or misrepresented. So Joya founded Rukhshana Media.

Kazakh President Explains Decision to Take Taliban off Terrorist List

Kazakh President Explains Decision to Take Taliban off Terrorist List

By Catherine Putz
The decision was announced back in December, but recently Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev remarked that it was made with “the understanding that this regime is a long-term factor.”

Uzbekistan and the New Realities of Trans-Afghan Trade

Uzbekistan and the New Realities of Trans-Afghan Trade

By Nargiza Umarova
Significant changes in the international logistics system are fueling the development of trans-Afghan routes, but Uzbekistan may have to deal with increased competition.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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Navigating the Afghanistan Conundrum by Engaging With Afghanistan’s Next Generation 

Navigating the Afghanistan Conundrum by Engaging With Afghanistan’s Next Generation 

By Nazifa Haqpal
It is our collective responsibility to support the Afghan people's bid for a brighter future and to learn from the lessons of the past.

Afghan Women Face Serious Challenges Amid Flooding

Afghan Women Face Serious Challenges Amid Flooding

By Saeedullah Safi and reporters of The Afghan Times 
A lack of access to toilets and sanitary products plague Afghan women in the wake of recent floods, problems worsened by cultural taboos and strict gender-separation. 
Millions of Afghans Made Pakistan Home to Escape War. Now Many are Hiding to Escape Deportation.

Millions of Afghans Made Pakistan Home to Escape War. Now Many are Hiding to Escape Deportation.

By Riazat Butt and Adil Jawad
Some 600,000 Afghans have returned home since last October, when the crackdown began, meaning at least a million remain in Pakistan in hiding.

Meeting the Climate Crisis in Afghanistan 

Meeting the Climate Crisis in Afghanistan 

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
As the dilemma on recognition and assistance remains unresolved, Afghanistan will be subjected to a vicious cycle of conflict with climate change acting as a threat multiplier. 

In Eid Message, Taliban Leader Lashes out at Critics in the International Community

In Eid Message, Taliban Leader Lashes out at Critics in the International Community

By Catherine Putz
“If anyone has any issues with us, we are open to resolving them, but we will never compromise on our principles or Islam,” Akhundzada said.

Bridging Divides: Finding a Regional and International Consensus for Afghanistan’s Future

Bridging Divides: Finding a Regional and International Consensus for Afghanistan’s Future

By Mustafa Aryan
Collaborative efforts among regional and international actors can pave the way for a stable and peaceful Afghanistan.
Where Do Taliban-Pakistan Relations Stand Now?

Where Do Taliban-Pakistan Relations Stand Now?

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
One reason driving Islamabad’s renewed efforts in Afghanistan may be India’s continuing moves to expand its dealings with the Taliban.

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