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What Is the State of US Assistance to Afghanistan and Afghans?

What Is the State of US Assistance to Afghanistan and Afghans?

By Catherine Putz
The U.S. remains the largest donor to the Afghan people, though funding has certainly dwindled since 2021.

SIGAR Accuses Treasury, State, USAID of Withholding Data on Afghanistan Spending

SIGAR Accuses Treasury, State, USAID of Withholding Data on Afghanistan Spending

By Catherine Putz
Is there a difference between “reconstruction” spending and “humanitarian and development assistance”? The Biden administrations appears to think so.
SIGAR Report: Ghani Probably Didn’t Flee With Millions

SIGAR Report: Ghani Probably Didn’t Flee With Millions

By Catherine Putz
One of the more damning reports as the Afghan government collapsed was that President Ghani fled with a helicopter stuffed with cash. That was unlikely.

How to Deliver Aid to Afghanistan, Responsibly

How to Deliver Aid to Afghanistan, Responsibly

By Catherine Putz
In its latest quarterly report, SIGAR suggests 10 best practices for donors and agencies seeking to aid Afghans in a desperate time.

SIGAR on the Unsustainability of the Afghan Air Force

SIGAR on the Unsustainability of the Afghan Air Force

By Catherine Putz
In a classified January 2021 report, SIGAR warned that the Afghan air forces were unsustainable without continued U.S. support. The newly declassified report explains why.

How Corruption Played a Role in the Demise of the Afghan Government 

How Corruption Played a Role in the Demise of the Afghan Government 

By Wahidullah Azizi
As Afghanistan heads toward an uncertain future, many wonder what went wrong in the two decades leading up to the present crisis. 

Oversight After the US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Oversight After the US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
In its latest quarterly report, SIGAR says the withdrawal complicates its mission, but does not diminish the necessity of oversight as U.S. funds continue to flow.
Billions of US Dollars Wasted in Afghanistan

Billions of US Dollars Wasted in Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
The United States poured billions into building stuff in Afghanistan, but much of it has been unused or abandoned.

Enemy Attacks Rose Sharply in Run-up to Intra-Afghan Negotiations: Report

Enemy Attacks Rose Sharply in Run-up to Intra-Afghan Negotiations: Report

By Catherine Putz
From July to September, average daily enemy-initiated attacks in Afghanistan were 50 percent higher than the previous quarter. And then negotiations began.

Taliban Announce Eid Ceasefire After a Bloody Spring

Taliban Announce Eid Ceasefire After a Bloody Spring

By Catherine Putz
The next step may very well be intra-Afghan talks, but the Taliban have spent the first half of the year bludgeoning the Afghan security forces.

What’s the True Human Cost of US Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan?

What’s the True Human Cost of US Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan?

By Catherine Putz
War-related deaths get headlines, but the ongoing reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan have had their human cost, too.
Report: SIGAR Notes Record-High Attack Numbers in Afghanistan

Report: SIGAR Notes Record-High Attack Numbers in Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
Enemy-initiated attacks in Afghanistan during the fourth quarter of 2019 were the highest for that quarter in any year going back to 2010.

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