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Action Needed Now to Address the Humanitarian Catastrophe in Afghanistan
November 17, 2021

Action Needed Now to Address the Humanitarian Catastrophe in Afghanistan

By Youssof Ghafoorzai
With winter approaching, the human tragedy that has befallen the people of Afghanistan will only worsen. Urgent action is needed.

Should the Taliban Be Given Afghanistan’s UN Seat?
November 02, 2021

Should the Taliban Be Given Afghanistan’s UN Seat?

By Mohammad Qadam Shah and Mohammad Bashir Mobasher
The question of recognizing the Taliban is a test of the integrity of international law.
Aid Cargo Destined for Afghanistan Stuck at Border
October 29, 2021

Aid Cargo Destined for Afghanistan Stuck at Border

By Catherine Putz
Recent reports suggest that 100 metric tonnes of humanitarian aid delivered to a transit hub in Uzbekistan by UNHCR has not been able to cross the border into Afghanistan yet. 

After the Fall of Kabul, the US Needs to Reject China’s Narrative on Terrorism
October 06, 2021

After the Fall of Kabul, the US Needs to Reject China’s Narrative on Terrorism

By Omer Kanat
Hyping an unsubstantiated “extremism” threat is a key, and classic, tactic in the Chinese government’s propaganda war.

Sports Amid Chaos in Afghanistan
September 29, 2021

Sports Amid Chaos in Afghanistan

By Sajad Jatoi
During its first period of rule the Taliban banned sports, even cricket. Will they view sports differently this time around?

Ahmad Shah Massoud: An Afghan Napoleon
September 29, 2021

Ahmad Shah Massoud: An Afghan Napoleon

By Catherine Putz
Renowned British journalist Sandy Gall’s biography of Massoud comes at a critical time for Afghanistan. 

The Taliban’s False Amnesty 
September 24, 2021

The Taliban’s False Amnesty 

By Mehdi J. Hakimi
When they first captured Kabul back in 1996, the Taliban promised amnesty. It wasn’t a genuine offer then, and it isn’t now either. 
How Will the Taliban Affect Violent Extremism in Mindanao?
September 22, 2021

How Will the Taliban Affect Violent Extremism in Mindanao?

By Kenneth Yeo
Violent extremists in the southern Philippines have generally remained aloof from global jihadist currents, but Manila should not be complacent.

Taliban Name Deputy Ministers, Double Down on All-Male Team
September 21, 2021

Taliban Name Deputy Ministers, Double Down on All-Male Team

By Kathy Gannon
The Taliban seek international support as they grapple with the daunting challenges of governing a nation shredded by four decades of conflict. But they aren’t in a rush to give women power.

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. 

Pakistan’s Shameful Glee at the Taliban’s Rise
September 17, 2021

Pakistan’s Shameful Glee at the Taliban’s Rise

By Mohsin Dawar
An elected representative of North Waziristan urges the Pakistani government to confront the reality of what the Taliban’s rise to power in Afghanistan will mean for Pakistan. 
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.

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