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As Blasts Kill Afghans, the Taliban Ban TikTok
April 21, 2022

As Blasts Kill Afghans, the Taliban Ban TikTok

By Catherine Putz
Afghans have far bigger problems than quibbling over the morality of TikTok videos, like deepening poverty, hunger, and physical safety
Is the Taliban’s Halt of Poppy Production Too Good To Be True?
April 12, 2022

Is the Taliban’s Halt of Poppy Production Too Good To Be True?

By James Durso
The U.S. spent over $8 billion in a failed effort to stop the Afghan drug trade. Will the Taliban’s DIY effort carry the day?

World Bank Suspends Projects After Taliban Reversal on Girls’ Education
March 30, 2022

World Bank Suspends Projects After Taliban Reversal on Girls’ Education

By Catherine Putz
Can the Taliban be pushed toward moderation with aid the incentive and progress on women’s rights the price? 

China Signals It’s Back to Business as Usual With Taliban Government
March 25, 2022

China Signals It’s Back to Business as Usual With Taliban Government

By Shannon Tiezzi
Foreign Minister Wang Yi's surprise trip to Afghanistan was a clear sign that China is ready to engage with the Taliban as a normal government.

Taliban Break Promise on Higher Education for Afghan Girls
March 24, 2022

Taliban Break Promise on Higher Education for Afghan Girls

By Kathy Gannon
The decision to postpone the return of girls at the higher grade levels appeared to be a concession to the rural and deeply tribal backbone of the hard-line Taliban movement.
International Aid in Afghanistan Must Lay Foundations for Development 
March 22, 2022

International Aid in Afghanistan Must Lay Foundations for Development 

By Alexander Matheou
It is more urgent than ever that Afghan national actors are placed center-stage.

Fear Runs Through Afghanistan’s ‘Hazardous’ Media Landscape
February 18, 2022

Fear Runs Through Afghanistan’s ‘Hazardous’ Media Landscape

By Kathy Gannon
Dread and uncertainty mount with every new report of a fellow journalist having been detained, interrogated or beaten by Taliban fighters.
Biden Aims to Split Frozen Funds for Afghan Relief, 9/11 Victims
February 12, 2022

Biden Aims to Split Frozen Funds for Afghan Relief, 9/11 Victims

By Aamer Madhani and Kathy Gannon
9/11 victims have ongoing legal claims on the $7 billion in Afghan assets frozen in the U.S. banking system; courts will have to decide if the executive order issued by Biden can be facilitated.

An Urgent Need for Justice: Expediting the International Criminal Court’s Afghanistan Investigation 
February 09, 2022

An Urgent Need for Justice: Expediting the International Criminal Court’s Afghanistan Investigation 

By Mahir Hazim
Given the Taliban’s atrocities, past and present, there’s an urgent need for the ICC to move more quickly in the pursuit of justice.

Conflict Over Afghanistan’s UN Seat Widens
February 09, 2022

Conflict Over Afghanistan’s UN Seat Widens

By Catherine Putz
The wrangling over Afghanistan's U.N. seat is microcosm of the larger political battlefield in Afghanistan.

What is a Taliban Education System Truly Worth?
February 04, 2022

What is a Taliban Education System Truly Worth?

By Aulia Shifa Hamida
The reopening of universities in Afghanistan may not be the good news it seems on the surface.
UN: Over 100 Ex-Afghan Forces, Officials Slain Since August
February 01, 2022

UN: Over 100 Ex-Afghan Forces, Officials Slain Since August

By Edith M. Lederer
Despite promises of amnesty, the U.N. says members of the former Afghan government have been killed extrajudicially by the Taliban.

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