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Taliban Storm Kabul Apartment, Arrest Activist and Her Sisters
January 22, 2022

Taliban Storm Kabul Apartment, Arrest Activist and Her Sisters

By Kathy Gannon
The activist, Tamana Zaryabi Paryani, was among about 25 women who took part in an anti-Taliban protest on Sunday against the compulsory Islamic headscarf, or hijab, for women.

Murky Militias in Forgotten Provinces Reveal Why Afghanistan War Isn’t Over
January 20, 2022

Murky Militias in Forgotten Provinces Reveal Why Afghanistan War Isn’t Over

By Ben Acheson
Ghor can be viewed as a microcosm of the layered complexity of Afghanistan.
ILO Report Says Afghan Crisis Causing Massive Job Losses
January 19, 2022

ILO Report Says Afghan Crisis Causing Massive Job Losses

By Elaine Kurtenback
Many companies are hard pressed to stay afloat, as thousands of Afghans flee the country  each day.

Examining the Taliban’s Words, Thoughts and Deeds, Part II: Hostage Diplomacy
December 16, 2021

Examining the Taliban’s Words, Thoughts and Deeds, Part II: Hostage Diplomacy

By Mohammad Bashir Mobasher and Mohammad Qadam Shah
The Taliban are well-practiced at taking and using hostages. Now it’s a nation held hostage.

What Does the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan Have to Offer?
December 15, 2021

What Does the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan Have to Offer?

By Nilly Kohzad
The NRF says it is pushing for a new trajectory in Afghanistan.

Examining the Taliban’s Words, Thoughts, and Deeds, Part I: The Myth of Taliban 2.0
December 14, 2021

Examining the Taliban’s Words, Thoughts, and Deeds, Part I: The Myth of Taliban 2.0

By Mohammad Bashir Mobasher and Mohammad Qadam Shah
Since taking power in August 2021, the Taliban have been on a PR blitz to re-brand for international audiences.

Afghan Museum Reopens with Taliban Security – and Visitors
December 07, 2021

Afghan Museum Reopens with Taliban Security – and Visitors

By Elena Becatoros
In 2001, the Taliban ransacked the museum, smashing priceless statues, especially those considered un-Islamic. 
Inside Dostum’s Mansion: Afghanistan’s Inequality Laid Bare
December 06, 2021

Inside Dostum’s Mansion: Afghanistan’s Inequality Laid Bare

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
The corrupt system of the past might be gone, but the new chapter in Afghanistan’s history is unlikely to be much better. 

Afghanistan’s Taliban, Myanmar’s Tatmadaw Denied UN Seats, For Now
December 03, 2021

Afghanistan’s Taliban, Myanmar’s Tatmadaw Denied UN Seats, For Now

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban and the junta in Myanmar will remain outside the halls of the United Nations for now.

No Place for Afghan Refugees in Central Asia
November 29, 2021

No Place for Afghan Refugees in Central Asia

By Umida Hashimova
Even financial compensation can’t lure Central Asian countries into accepting Afghan refugees.

Jobs Lost, Middle Class Afghans Slide Into Poverty, Hunger
November 23, 2021

Jobs Lost, Middle Class Afghans Slide Into Poverty, Hunger

By Lee Keath
In a matter of months, many stable, middle-class families have plummeted into desperation as Afghanistan's economy craters.
What Did the Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan Accomplish?
November 12, 2021

What Did the Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan Accomplish?

By Sreeram Chaulia
The India-hosted meeting revealed the geopolitical fault lines that have prevented a unified pan-regional response to Afghanistan’s multiple cascading crises.

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