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Destruction Everywhere, Help Scarce After Afghanistan Quake
June 28, 2022

Destruction Everywhere, Help Scarce After Afghanistan Quake

By Ebrahim Noroozi and Rahim Faiez
In Afghanistan, those who were barely scraping by have lost everything to the recent earthquake.

What Are the Social and Political Values of the Afghan People?
June 21, 2022

What Are the Social and Political Values of the Afghan People?

By Catherine Putz
Maryam Baryalay on the political norms and values of the Afghan people.
The Unintended Impacts of U.S. Weapons Supplied to Afghanistan
June 07, 2022

The Unintended Impacts of U.S. Weapons Supplied to Afghanistan

By Erica Mumford
The U.S. policy of arming parties in conflict presents significant risks that weapons will be diverted into unfriendly hands. 

‘It Doesn’t Matter If We Get Killed,’ Afghanistan’s Hazaras Speak Out
May 27, 2022

‘It Doesn’t Matter If We Get Killed,’ Afghanistan’s Hazaras Speak Out

By Nilly Kohzad
Hazaras targeted in repeated attacks in Taliban-led Afghanistan share their deep concerns and dreams of a better future.

Speak Up on Behalf of Afghan Women
May 12, 2022

Speak Up on Behalf of Afghan Women

By Heather Barr
What is happening right now in Afghanistan is the most serious women’s rights crisis in the world today.

As the World Looks Away, Violence Is on the Rise Again in Afghanistan
May 11, 2022

As the World Looks Away, Violence Is on the Rise Again in Afghanistan

By Habib Khan Totakhil and Justine Fleischner
New data on violent trends in Afghanistan shows a marked shift in terrorism and violence toward women, journalists, and educators under Taliban rule.

More Than Aid, Afghanistan Needs an Aid Management System
May 10, 2022

More Than Aid, Afghanistan Needs an Aid Management System

By Mohammad Qadam Shah
The Taliban are pursuing the same top-down governance and public finance management system that has failed Afghanistan for two decades.
Remember Afghanistan’s Hazaras
May 06, 2022

Remember Afghanistan’s Hazaras

By Knox Thames
Can anything be done to help the Hazaras in Afghanistan? 

Where Are the Afghan Air Force’s Aircraft Now?
May 03, 2022

Where Are the Afghan Air Force’s Aircraft Now?

By Catherine Putz
As 11 more Mi-17 helicopters originally intended for Afghanistan head to Ukraine, eyes turn to the Afghan Air Force planes left in Central Asia.

As Iran-Taliban Tensions Rise, Afghan Migrants in Tinderbox
May 02, 2022

As Iran-Taliban Tensions Rise, Afghan Migrants in Tinderbox

By Mehdi Fattahi and Isabel DeBre
Both Iran and the Taliban do not want an escalation, but long-smoldering hostilities risk spiraling out of control.

Afghan IS Group Claims Series of Bombings Targeting Shiites
April 23, 2022

Afghan IS Group Claims Series of Bombings Targeting Shiites

By Kathy Gannon
Since sweeping to power last August, the Taliban have been battling the upstart Islamic State affiliate known as Islamic State in Khorasan Province or IS-K.
As Blasts Kill Afghans, the Taliban Ban TikTok
April 21, 2022

As Blasts Kill Afghans, the Taliban Ban TikTok

By Catherine Putz
Afghans have far bigger problems than quibbling over the morality of TikTok videos, like deepening poverty, hunger, and physical safety

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