In Afghanistan, Taliban Face a Growing Threat in ISKP
By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
The Taliban are neither demonstrably capable of weakening ISKP, nor are they willing to accept any capacity enhancing external cooperation in this regard.
Afghanistan Seeks New Air Corridors
By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
Afghanistan announced plans to expand its air corridors as it seeks to reconnect to world markets, but significant challenges loom.
Moscow Multilateral Security Dialogue: Regional Consensus Elusive on Afghanistan
By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Pakistan skipped the meeting, while Russia has proposed a new effort to build “regional consensus” – a G-5.
In Afghanistan, Women Give Up Freedom to Stay Alive
By Samina Ansari and Elliott Memmi
Far from seeing their rights as bargaining chips for aid, Afghan women live in a reality where the mounting restrictions also affect their ability to survive.
Where Does South Asia Fit Now in US Security and Defense Strategies?
By Monish Tourangbam and Vasu Sharma
A changing geopolitical landscape requires the U.S. to re-evaluate its South Asia policy and how it positions the region within its larger strategic calculus.
Afghanistan’s Uncertain Economic Future as the New Year Dawns
By Ibrahim Khan Jabarkhail
More than a year after the Taliban takeover, the prospects for economic development in the country remain bleak.
What Does a Taliban School Curriculum Look Like?
By Lauryn Oates
Out: depictions of living things, human rights, foreign inventors, and elections. In: the “seeds of hatred against Western countries” and the rest of the Taliban’s core ideology.
World Continues to Fail Afghanistan as Another Freezing Winter Sets in
By Rajeev Agarwal
Despite repeated multilateral and bilateral discussions, little progress has been made on Afghan issues since the Taliban takeover.
Taliban Turn to Shariah to Justify Executions, But It’s Not That Simple
By Atal Ahmadzai and Faten Ghosn
The international community should not let the Taliban regime terrorize and violate the fundamental human rights of 35 million people through a fraudulent claim of divinity or sovereignty.
Pakistan Demands Taliban Prevent Attacks After Suicide Bomb
By Munir Ahmed
The latest claim by the Pakistani Taliban underlined the threat of Afghanistan turning into a haven for militants, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan said.
Nargis Nehan and Yalda Royan on Afghan Women Fighting for Their Rights
By Catherine Putz
“After the collapse of the state, everything changed for Afghan women.”
Islamic State-Khorasan’s Transition Into a Transregional Threat
By Atal Ahmadzai
Evidence suggests that ISKP’s tentacles have begun spreading across West, Central, and South Asia.