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Islamic State Khorasan’s Expanded Vision in South and Central Asia
August 26, 2022

Islamic State Khorasan’s Expanded Vision in South and Central Asia

By Lucas Webber and Riccardo Valle
The expansion of ISKP propaganda outreach, recruitment, and fundraising efforts may have significant security implications for countries in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and possibly beyond. 
August in Kabul: America’s Last Days in Afghanistan 
August 23, 2022

August in Kabul: America’s Last Days in Afghanistan 

By Catherine Putz
As Kabul fell in 2021, journalist Andrew Quilty returned to the city to chronicle history.

Kabul Mosque Bombed, At Least 21 Dead
August 19, 2022

Kabul Mosque Bombed, At Least 21 Dead

By Rahim Faiez and Ebrahim Noroozi
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack at the Siddiquiya mosque in the city's Kher Khanna neighborhood.

Western Disengagement Will Turn Afghanistan Into a Pariah State 
August 17, 2022

Western Disengagement Will Turn Afghanistan Into a Pariah State 

By Hameed Hakimi and Mark Bowden
If Western governments and humanitarian actors abandon Afghans now, we will be condemning a whole nation to a grinding cycle of brutal poverty with unpredictable long-term consequences.

The Taliban’s Islamic Emirate: An Exclusive Mullah Government 
August 16, 2022

The Taliban’s Islamic Emirate: An Exclusive Mullah Government 

By Weeda Mehran
The Taliban have done tremendous damage to Afghanistan’s state institutions.
Under Taliban Rule, Afghanistan Will Never Have an Inclusive Government
August 13, 2022

Under Taliban Rule, Afghanistan Will Never Have an Inclusive Government

By Fawad Poya
In practice, the political order the Taliban prefer is incapable of accommodating crucial features like universal human rights, an inclusive and representative political system, and compliance with international law. 

US Strikes Down al-Qaida Leader in Heart of Kabul 
August 02, 2022

US Strikes Down al-Qaida Leader in Heart of Kabul 

By Catherine Putz
It’s difficult to believe that the Taliban were unaware of al-Zawahiri living in a safe house in the middle of Kabul.
Understanding the Taliban’s War on Women 
July 21, 2022

Understanding the Taliban’s War on Women 

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The Taliban’s regressive ideology lies at the heart of its political program. It was naive to believe the group would ever give it up.

UN Slams Killings, Rights Abuses Under Afghanistan’s Taliban
July 20, 2022

UN Slams Killings, Rights Abuses Under Afghanistan’s Taliban

By Rahim Faiez
Afghanistan has seen persistent bombings and other attacks on civilians since the Taliban came to power.

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. 

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