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Taliban Erasing Women From Society in Afghanistan
December 28, 2022

Taliban Erasing Women From Society in Afghanistan

By Baktash Siawash
As Afghan women are being erased from society in Taliban-run Afghanistan, all Afghans will suffer. 

What Does a Taliban School Curriculum Look Like?
December 21, 2022

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. 
Islamic State Khorasan Brings War With Pakistan to Afghan Soil
December 08, 2022

Islamic State Khorasan Brings War With Pakistan to Afghan Soil

By Lucas Webber
In striking a Pakistani target in Taliban territory, ISKP is harming its two primary battlefield enemies at once.

What’s the Endgame for Afghanistan and Pakistan?
October 18, 2022

What’s the Endgame for Afghanistan and Pakistan?

By Sadiq Amini
The Taliban’s nationalist faction, if triumphant over the Pakistan-backed extremists, could help bring peace to the region.

Students Killed in Attack on Education Center in Kabul’s Hazara Neighborhood
October 03, 2022

Students Killed in Attack on Education Center in Kabul’s Hazara Neighborhood

By Catherine Putz
Another tragedy in the largely Hazara Dashti Barchi neighborhood. Another tragedy for Afghanistan’s women. 

August in Kabul: America’s Last Days in Afghanistan 
August 23, 2022

August in Kabul: America’s Last Days in Afghanistan 

By Catherine Putz
As Kabul fell in 2021, journalist Andrew Quilty returned to the city to chronicle history.

Western Disengagement Will Turn Afghanistan Into a Pariah State 
August 17, 2022

Western Disengagement Will Turn Afghanistan Into a Pariah State 

By Hameed Hakimi and Mark Bowden
If Western governments and humanitarian actors abandon Afghans now, we will be condemning a whole nation to a grinding cycle of brutal poverty with unpredictable long-term consequences.
What Are the Implications of Uzbekistan’s Rapprochement With the Taliban?
August 08, 2022

What Are the Implications of Uzbekistan’s Rapprochement With the Taliban?

By Akram Umarov and Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili
Tashkent has sought to serve as a broker between the Taliban and the world to keep Afghanistan on the global agenda.

US Strikes Down al-Qaida Leader in Heart of Kabul 
August 02, 2022

US Strikes Down al-Qaida Leader in Heart of Kabul 

By Catherine Putz
It’s difficult to believe that the Taliban were unaware of al-Zawahiri living in a safe house in the middle of Kabul.

Can the Taliban Actually Prevent Attacks Launched From Afghan Soil?
July 07, 2022

Can the Taliban Actually Prevent Attacks Launched From Afghan Soil?

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban promised, again, that Afghan soil would not be used to threaten the security of neighboring countries a day after five rockets landed in an Uzbek border town.

What Are the Social and Political Values of the Afghan People?
June 21, 2022

What Are the Social and Political Values of the Afghan People?

By Catherine Putz
Maryam Baryalay on the political norms and values of the Afghan people.
The Taliban’s Many Problematic Borders
May 10, 2022

The Taliban’s Many Problematic Borders

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban are beset on all sides by difficult borders, and the group’s inability to bring them under control may serve to complicate relations with regional neighbors.

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