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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.
Biden’s Afghanistan Policy Pleases No One. But Some Critics Are Wrong Too.
February 25, 2022

Biden’s Afghanistan Policy Pleases No One. But Some Critics Are Wrong Too.

By Jasmine Bhatia and Sarajuddin Isar
Both proponents and critics of the controversial decision to order the unfreezing and splitting of Afghanistan’s foreign reserves are getting it wrong.

Fear Runs Through Afghanistan’s ‘Hazardous’ Media Landscape
February 18, 2022

Fear Runs Through Afghanistan’s ‘Hazardous’ Media Landscape

By Kathy Gannon
Dread and uncertainty mount with every new report of a fellow journalist having been detained, interrogated or beaten by Taliban fighters.

Biden Aims to Split Frozen Funds for Afghan Relief, 9/11 Victims
February 12, 2022

Biden Aims to Split Frozen Funds for Afghan Relief, 9/11 Victims

By Aamer Madhani and Kathy Gannon
9/11 victims have ongoing legal claims on the $7 billion in Afghan assets frozen in the U.S. banking system; courts will have to decide if the executive order issued by Biden can be facilitated.

An Urgent Need for Justice: Expediting the International Criminal Court’s Afghanistan Investigation 
February 09, 2022

An Urgent Need for Justice: Expediting the International Criminal Court’s Afghanistan Investigation 

By Mahir Hazim
Given the Taliban’s atrocities, past and present, there’s an urgent need for the ICC to move more quickly in the pursuit of justice.
Conflict Over Afghanistan’s UN Seat Widens
February 09, 2022

Conflict Over Afghanistan’s UN Seat Widens

By Catherine Putz
The wrangling over Afghanistan's U.N. seat is microcosm of the larger political battlefield in Afghanistan.

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