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‘Welcome Home’: Evacuation Flight Brings 200 Afghans to US
July 30, 2021

‘Welcome Home’: Evacuation Flight Brings 200 Afghans to US

By Ellen Knickmeyer and Matthew Lee
Subsequent flights are due to bring more of the roughly 700 applicants who are farthest along in the process of getting visas.

Can Washington Speed Up Special Visa Processing for Afghans?
July 12, 2021

Can Washington Speed Up Special Visa Processing for Afghans?

By Catherine Putz
Afghans who assisted U.S. forces are eligible for a special immigrant visa, but the process, hogtied by legislation and reporting requirements, has been backlogged for a decade.
With Accelerated Afghan Withdrawal, US Engagement With Central Asia Intensifies
July 02, 2021

With Accelerated Afghan Withdrawal, US Engagement With Central Asia Intensifies

By Catherine Putz
U.S. forces are reportedly days away from completing the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Central Asian diplomats are making the rounds in Washington, DC.

US Pullout From Afghanistan Half Done, But Questions Remain
June 09, 2021

US Pullout From Afghanistan Half Done, But Questions Remain

By Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns
Officials acknowledge that the withdrawal so far has largely involved removing or otherwise disposing of mountains of equipment. 

A Month Into the US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
June 02, 2021

A Month Into the US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
As the U.S. embarks on its final withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban moved to strike provincial centers and peace talks remain stalled.

Afghan Forces Struggle, Demoralized, Rife With Corruption
May 27, 2021

Afghan Forces Struggle, Demoralized, Rife With Corruption

By Kathy Gannon
The government says the army can hold its own, but military experts warn of a tough fight ahead.

Taliban Tells Afghanistan’s Neighbors Not to Host US Forces
May 26, 2021

Taliban Tells Afghanistan’s Neighbors Not to Host US Forces

By Catherine Putz
"If such a step is taken, then the responsibility for all the misfortunes and difficulties lies upon those who commit such mistakes.”
The Implications of the US Troop Withdrawal for Afghan Women  
May 25, 2021

The Implications of the US Troop Withdrawal for Afghan Women  

By Saman Rizwan
If guarantees of preserving progress in women’s rights are not included in any potential political settlement, they remain prone to reverses. 

US Envoy: Fears of Taliban Conquering Kabul Are Overblown
May 20, 2021

US Envoy: Fears of Taliban Conquering Kabul Are Overblown

By Robert Burns
Khalilzad argued that the Taliban have reason not to push for a military victory and instead pursue a negotiated political settlement.

US Withdrawal From Afghanistan: Another Long Goodbye?
May 18, 2021

US Withdrawal From Afghanistan: Another Long Goodbye?

By Catherine Putz
It’s worth revisiting the Soviet Union’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, in light of the United States’ current withdrawal plan.

Afghans Who Helped the US Now Fear Being Left Behind
May 17, 2021

Afghans Who Helped the US Now Fear Being Left Behind

By Rahim Faiez and Ben Fox
As Washington reviews the special immigrant visa process, Afghan interpreters who worked with the U.S. military grow increasingly worried that time is running out.
3-Day Ceasefire Gives Some Respite to Afghans
May 17, 2021

3-Day Ceasefire Gives Some Respite to Afghans

By Franz J. Marty
A temporary truce to mark the end of Ramadan mostly held, allowing Afghans to celebrate in relative peace.

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