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Why Are the Taliban Wooing a Persecuted Afghanistan Minority Group?
May 28, 2020

Why Are the Taliban Wooing a Persecuted Afghanistan Minority Group?

By Yatharth Kachiar
Reports that the Taliban have recruited a Hazara leader are part of broader efforts to change the militant group’s image.

Ghani’s Missed Opportunity: The Hazara Enlightenment Movement
July 26, 2019

Ghani’s Missed Opportunity: The Hazara Enlightenment Movement

By Sayed Ziafatullah Saeedi
One of Ghani’s mistakes in office was his confrontation with the Enlightenment Movement.
Hazaras Gripped by Religious Extremism in Balochistan
April 16, 2019

Hazaras Gripped by Religious Extremism in Balochistan

By Maisam Iltaf
More than 2,000 Hazaras have been killed since 2004, with the latest deadly attack on April 12.

A Solution or the Beginning of an Ethnic Crisis in the Afghan Parliamentary Elections?
July 04, 2018

A Solution or the Beginning of an Ethnic Crisis in the Afghan Parliamentary Elections?

By Bismellah Alizada
The decision to divide Ghazni into three constituencies could deepen ethnic tensions in the province.

Sectarian War Is Looming Over Afghanistan
August 09, 2017

Sectarian War Is Looming Over Afghanistan

By Rustam Ali Seerat
The Taliban and Islamic State join forces to target Shiites in Afghanistan.

What Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Return Means for Afghanistan
May 03, 2017

What Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Return Means for Afghanistan

By Bismellah Alizada
The Hezb-i-Islami leader's return threatens to further upset Afghanistan's already precarious ethnic balance.

TUTAP Power Project Reopens Old Wounds in Afghanistan
August 04, 2016

TUTAP Power Project Reopens Old Wounds in Afghanistan

By Safiullah Taye
The Hazara minority accuses the government of discrimination in changing the planned route.
Here's the Most Disturbing Thing About the Taliban Takeover of Kunduz
October 02, 2015

Here's the Most Disturbing Thing About the Taliban Takeover of Kunduz

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The Taliban is gaining currency outside of its traditional Pashtun base. This is troubling.

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