March 28, 2022
China Eyes Investment in Afghanistan’s Mes Aynak Mines
By Samya Kullab
Potential wealth from Afghanistan’s untapped mining sector has prompted the Taliban’s shift in position on the Buddha statues.
February 28, 2018
Why the Americans Shouldn't Dig for Coal in Afghanistan
By Catherine Putz
There's coal in them thar Afghan hills.
January 07, 2017
The Story Behind China's Long-Stalled Mine in Afghanistan
By Mohsin Amin
Nine years after Chinese companies took control of Mes Aynak, copper extraction has yet to start.