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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.

America’s Afghan Allies: How to Help Those Left Behind
October 12, 2021

America’s Afghan Allies: How to Help Those Left Behind

By Chetan Peddada and Zack Baddorf
The United States must not forget the Afghan allies it left behind.
US Resumes Afghan Refugee Flights After Measles Shots
October 05, 2021

US Resumes Afghan Refugee Flights After Measles Shots

By Ben Fox
After a three-week pause in flights due to a small measles outbreak, flights are set to resume to bring Afghans to the U.S.

Report: Putin Suggested US Use Russian Bases in Central Asia
September 28, 2021

Report: Putin Suggested US Use Russian Bases in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
A new Wall Street Journal report suggests that Putin offered Russian bases for the U.S. to use to monitor Afghanistan. It’s not at all clear if the offer was genuine. 

Revitalizing US Diplomatic Engagement With Central Asia 
September 24, 2021

Revitalizing US Diplomatic Engagement With Central Asia 

By Richard E. Hoagland and Michael S. Repass
The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan underscores the need for an enhanced diplomatic approach to the region.

What Explains Tajikistan’s Evolving Position on Afghan Refugees?
September 22, 2021

What Explains Tajikistan’s Evolving Position on Afghan Refugees?

By Umida Hashimova
In late July, a Tajik official said the country had the capacity to accept 100,000 Afghan refugees. Since then, Dushanbe has fallen into the broader, anti-refugee Central Asian line.

A Glimpse at What Went Wrong with the Afghan SIV Process
September 21, 2021

A Glimpse at What Went Wrong with the Afghan SIV Process

By Catherine Putz
Two June 2020 State OIG reports illustrate some of the long-known, ever-unresolved issues stymieing the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa process.
‘We Were Them:’ Vietnamese Americans Help Afghan Refugees
September 21, 2021

‘We Were Them:’ Vietnamese Americans Help Afghan Refugees

By Amy Taxin
The crisis in Afghanistan has reopened painful wounds for many of the country's 2 million Vietnamese Americans, and spurred many to assist new arrivals.

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. 

Afghanistan, Taiwan, and America’s ‘Fighting Spirit’
September 18, 2021

Afghanistan, Taiwan, and America’s ‘Fighting Spirit’

By Andrei Lungu
Long before the Afghanistan withdrawal, China had become convinced that the U.S. does not have the stomach for a protracted fight over Taiwan.

Where Will the Afghan Refugees Go? Non-Humanitarian Openings for the Unfolding Crisis
September 14, 2021

Where Will the Afghan Refugees Go? Non-Humanitarian Openings for the Unfolding Crisis

By Anshu N. Chatterjee
Time and again international powers involved in Afghanistan have aided refugees for political and strategic reasons that extend far beyond humanitarian concerns. 
Donors Voice Concerns Over Taliban Rule as UN Seeks Funds
September 13, 2021

Donors Voice Concerns Over Taliban Rule as UN Seeks Funds

By Jamey Keaten
Can donors help everyday Afghans without handing a public relations victory or cash to the Taliban?

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