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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

Continuity and Change in Pakistani Politics: The End of Imran Khan and What’s Next
April 16, 2022

Continuity and Change in Pakistani Politics: The End of Imran Khan and What’s Next

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What does the future hold for Pakistan?

Is the Taliban’s Halt of Poppy Production Too Good To Be True?
April 12, 2022

Is the Taliban’s Halt of Poppy Production Too Good To Be True?

By James Durso
The U.S. spent over $8 billion in a failed effort to stop the Afghan drug trade. Will the Taliban’s DIY effort carry the day?
Donors Fall Short on Afghan Aid Pledges Amid Widening International Rifts
April 05, 2022

Donors Fall Short on Afghan Aid Pledges Amid Widening International Rifts

By Catherine Putz
Divergences in approaches to Afghanistan map onto wider divergences between the United States and its allies and China, Russia, and their partners.

UN Seeks Record $4.4 Billion for Afghans Struggling Under Taliban
April 01, 2022

UN Seeks Record $4.4 Billion for Afghans Struggling Under Taliban

By Jamey Keaten and Kathy Gannon
"Without immediate action we face a starvation and malnutrition crisis in Afghanistan," U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.
World Bank Suspends Projects After Taliban Reversal on Girls’ Education
March 30, 2022

World Bank Suspends Projects After Taliban Reversal on Girls’ Education

By Catherine Putz
Can the Taliban be pushed toward moderation with aid the incentive and progress on women’s rights the price? 

Taliban Break Promise on Higher Education for Afghan Girls
March 24, 2022

Taliban Break Promise on Higher Education for Afghan Girls

By Kathy Gannon
The decision to postpone the return of girls at the higher grade levels appeared to be a concession to the rural and deeply tribal backbone of the hard-line Taliban movement.

International Aid in Afghanistan Must Lay Foundations for Development 
March 22, 2022

International Aid in Afghanistan Must Lay Foundations for Development 

By Alexander Matheou
It is more urgent than ever that Afghan national actors are placed center-stage.

The Search for Justice in Afghanistan
March 11, 2022

The Search for Justice in Afghanistan

By Shivangi Seth
As Afghanistan enters another era of humanitarian crisis, the ICC remains encumbered by its institutional limitations and geopolitical realities.
US Diplomat Apologizes to Thousands of Afghans Stuck in UAE
March 04, 2022

US Diplomat Apologizes to Thousands of Afghans Stuck in UAE

By Jon Gambrell
Around 12,000 Afghans remain stuck in Abu Dhabi. They represent a cross-section of those who fled the Taliban's lightning advance in August, from journalists to judges to soldiers.

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