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A Reality Check on Afghanistan’s Isolation Under the Taliban

A Reality Check on Afghanistan’s Isolation Under the Taliban

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Beneath the U.N. secretary general’s claims of consensus in Doha, a clear division is visible among countries regarding whether and how to do business with the Taliban.

UN Doha Conference on Afghanistan Fails to Achieve Key Goals

UN Doha Conference on Afghanistan Fails to Achieve Key Goals

By Freshta Jalalzai
The Taliban’s refusal to participate – and those invited to represent Afghanistan from other groups – sparked much debate among Afghans.
A Murdered Ambassador, a Closed Embassy: The Tragic History of US Diplomacy in Afghanistan

A Murdered Ambassador, a Closed Embassy: The Tragic History of US Diplomacy in Afghanistan

By Freshta Jalalzai
As the U.S. debates the fate of its embassy in Kabul, it's worth remembering the broader context of Afghanistan-U.S. diplomatic relations – including the murder of Ambassador Dubs in 1979.

Is Afghanistan’s ‘Regional Cooperation Initiative’ an Opening for India?

Is Afghanistan’s ‘Regional Cooperation Initiative’ an Opening for India?

By Anuraag Khaund
As the Taliban’s Islamic Emirate calls for developing a “region-centric narrative,” New Delhi can’t afford to be left out.

Engaging With the Taliban Doesn’t Work

Engaging With the Taliban Doesn’t Work

By Lauryn Oates
Observers urging engagement with the Taliban should take direction from those on the ground, who are directly impacted by the Taliban’s discriminatory policies. 

The Plight of Hazaras Under the Taliban Government

The Plight of Hazaras Under the Taliban Government

By Gul Hassan Mohammadi
Under the Taliban, the Hazara community in Afghanistan is subjected to extreme violence and systematic dehumanization.

Impasse at Torkham: Pakistan’s Border Closure a Pressure Tactic on the Taliban

Impasse at Torkham: Pakistan’s Border Closure a Pressure Tactic on the Taliban

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Pakistan is leveraging the border as a tool of pressure to secure its political interests vis-a-vis Afghanistan.
It’s Time to Confront the Taliban’s Corruption

It’s Time to Confront the Taliban’s Corruption

By David J. Kramer, Natalie Gonnella-Platts, and Jessica Ludwig
Fundamental to the Taliban’s vicious pursuit of power is the strategic use of corruption and kleptocracy. 

The Plight of Deported Afghans 

The Plight of Deported Afghans 

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
An unending refugee and humanitarian crisis the world seems to have forgotten.

Alarm Over Hijab Enforcement Exposes Afghanistan’s Dire Need for Direct Engagement

Alarm Over Hijab Enforcement Exposes Afghanistan’s Dire Need for Direct Engagement

By Freshta Jalalzai
Resolving the complex issues that Afghans face demands more than just external envoy efforts. It necessitates direct engagement with the people of Afghanistan. 

Many Questions Remain About the Afghan Fund, and Its Frozen $3.5 Billion

Many Questions Remain About the Afghan Fund, and Its Frozen $3.5 Billion

By Catherine Putz
It’s hard to separate the financial welfare of the Afghan state from the conditions of the people, just as it is difficult to disentangle the Afghan state as it is today from the Taliban. 
Afghanistan Left out of Global Climate Change Conversation

Afghanistan Left out of Global Climate Change Conversation

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Afghanistan under the Taliban was once again shunned from the COP28 climate change conference.

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