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Under Taliban Rule: Calm Chaos Prevails in Kabul 
September 18, 2021

Under Taliban Rule: Calm Chaos Prevails in Kabul 

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
A month after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the capital is calm but everything is uncertain. A nation lives in fear. 

With Foreign Funds Frozen, Afghan Aid Groups Stuck in Limbo
September 16, 2021

With Foreign Funds Frozen, Afghan Aid Groups Stuck in Limbo

By Isabel Debre
Without access to its own or foreign funds, the interim government in Kabul can't even pay the import taxes needed to bring containers of badly needed food from a port in Pakistan.
Donors Voice Concerns Over Taliban Rule as UN Seeks Funds
September 13, 2021

Donors Voice Concerns Over Taliban Rule as UN Seeks Funds

By Jamey Keaten
Can donors help everyday Afghans without handing a public relations victory or cash to the Taliban?

What the Taliban’s Interim Government Means for Afghanistan’s Neighbors
September 10, 2021

What the Taliban’s Interim Government Means for Afghanistan’s Neighbors

By Zeeshan Salahuddin
The increasing chasm between the Taliban's promises and their delivery leaves Afghanistan's neighbors with few good options.

What Role Will the Taliban’s ‘Supreme Leader’ Play in the New Government?
September 10, 2021

What Role Will the Taliban’s ‘Supreme Leader’ Play in the New Government?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Akhundzada’s word will be final on all matters – political, religious, and military

Indonesia, Australia Urge Taliban to Respect Rights of Women
September 09, 2021

Indonesia, Australia Urge Taliban to Respect Rights of Women

By Niniek Karmini
"Indonesia has a significant role to play as a Muslim country with a strong voice on these issues," Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said.

Taliban Caretaker Government: Good for Internal Cohesion, Bad for Governance
September 09, 2021

Taliban Caretaker Government: Good for Internal Cohesion, Bad for Governance

By Haroun Rahimi
The new government might have saved the Taliban from internal fracturing, but it has certainly made it harder for them to govern Afghanistan. 
Power Struggle in Kabul Worries Islamabad
September 08, 2021

Power Struggle in Kabul Worries Islamabad

By Umair Jamal
Infighting within the Taliban government has the potential to spiral into conflicts across Afghanistan, with spillover implications for Pakistan.

Taliban Announce Acting Government Lineup
September 08, 2021

Taliban Announce Acting Government Lineup

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban's “inclusive” government is made up of middle-aged male mullahs, mostly.

Taliban Say They Took Panjshir, Last Holdout Afghan Province
September 07, 2021

Taliban Say They Took Panjshir, Last Holdout Afghan Province

By Kathy Gannon
Some experts did not think the anti-Taliban fighters in Panjshir, the last holdout province, had much of a chance.

US South Asia Policy: The Fallout From Afghanistan
September 06, 2021

US South Asia Policy: The Fallout From Afghanistan

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Michael Kugelman.
Don’t Assume a Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan Means Smooth Sailing for Pakistan
September 03, 2021

Don’t Assume a Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan Means Smooth Sailing for Pakistan

By Maryam Raashed
Already, there are worrying signs that the Taliban are inclined to ignore Islamabad's most pressing concerns.

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