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Life in a Far-Flung Corner of the Taliban Emirate
October 11, 2022

Life in a Far-Flung Corner of the Taliban Emirate

By Franz J. Marty
Previously Taliban-controlled areas have seen improvements since the group took control of the country, but some problems remain.

Justine Fleischner on the State of Afghanistan After 1 Year of Taliban Rule
August 01, 2022

Justine Fleischner on the State of Afghanistan After 1 Year of Taliban Rule

By Catherine Putz
A year after the Taliban retook Afghanistan, economic collapse, human rights abuses, and terrorist threats loom large.
Living Under Taliban Rule: Afghan Citizens Voice Their Fears
November 04, 2021

Living Under Taliban Rule: Afghan Citizens Voice Their Fears

By Tasnim Nazeer
Afghans who used to work for the government now fear for their lives under Taliban rule. 

A Remote Corner of Afghanistan Offers a Peek Into the Future of the Country
October 19, 2021

A Remote Corner of Afghanistan Offers a Peek Into the Future of the Country

By Franz J. Marty
In Kamdesh, Nuristan, where U.S. forces withdrew more than a decade ago, the American presence is a distant – and negative – memory for many locals.

Afghan Women Footballers Flee to Pakistan
September 15, 2021

Afghan Women Footballers Flee to Pakistan

By Niha Dagia
The Afghan National Girls Youth Football team, its coaches, and their families were facing threats from the Taliban.

Western Amnesia and the Trauma of Taliban Rule
April 30, 2021

Western Amnesia and the Trauma of Taliban Rule

By Lauryn Oates
By all available evidence, the Taliban remain a group of militants whose primary driver is the imposition of their extremist ideology.

Why Am I Worried About the Taliban’s Return? 
September 15, 2020

Why Am I Worried About the Taliban’s Return? 

By Ali Reza Sarwar
One Afghan explains why he’s concerned about the return of the Taliban to the official political arena in Afghanistan.
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
April 18, 2019

Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Kandahar has come a long way since Taliban rule. What do its residents think about the peace talks?

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