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U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

Nargis Nehan and Yalda Royan on Afghan Women Fighting for Their Rights
November 29, 2022

Nargis Nehan and Yalda Royan on Afghan Women Fighting for Their Rights

By Catherine Putz
“After the collapse of the state, everything changed for Afghan women.”

Islamic State-Khorasan’s Transition Into a Transregional Threat
November 11, 2022

Islamic State-Khorasan’s Transition Into a Transregional Threat

By Atal Ahmadzai
Evidence suggests that ISKP’s tentacles have begun spreading across West, Central, and South Asia.
SIGAR Accuses Treasury, State, USAID of Withholding Data on Afghanistan Spending
November 02, 2022

SIGAR Accuses Treasury, State, USAID of Withholding Data on Afghanistan Spending

By Catherine Putz
Is there a difference between “reconstruction” spending and “humanitarian and development assistance”? The Biden administrations appears to think so.

Russia Recruiting US-trained Afghan Commandos, Vets Say
November 01, 2022

Russia Recruiting US-trained Afghan Commandos, Vets Say

By Bernard Condon
"We didn't get these individuals out as we promised, and now it's coming home to roost," said Michael Mulroy, a retired CIA officer who served in Afghanistan.

Afghan Couple Accuse US Marine of Abducting Their Baby
October 22, 2022

Afghan Couple Accuse US Marine of Abducting Their Baby

By Martha Mendoza, Juliet Linderman and Claire Galofaro
The baby had been pulled from the rubble after her parents and five siblings were killed during a U.S. military raid. That was only the beginning of her ordeal.

Security, System Issues, and a Flood of Refugees Make Getting Afghan Allies to Safety a Challenge
September 22, 2022

Security, System Issues, and a Flood of Refugees Make Getting Afghan Allies to Safety a Challenge

By Richard L. Benkin
The process, always slow and cumbersome, is now overwhelmed. Even as cases move through the system, safety remains a grave concern for Afghans forced to wait.

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.

Donors Fall Short on Afghan Aid Pledges Amid Widening International Rifts
April 05, 2022

Donors Fall Short on Afghan Aid Pledges Amid Widening International Rifts

By Catherine Putz
Divergences in approaches to Afghanistan map onto wider divergences between the United States and its allies and China, Russia, and their partners.

US Diplomat Apologizes to Thousands of Afghans Stuck in UAE
March 04, 2022

US Diplomat Apologizes to Thousands of Afghans Stuck in UAE

By Jon Gambrell
Around 12,000 Afghans remain stuck in Abu Dhabi. They represent a cross-section of those who fled the Taliban's lightning advance in August, from journalists to judges to soldiers.

Biden Aims to Split Frozen Funds for Afghan Relief, 9/11 Victims
February 12, 2022

Biden Aims to Split Frozen Funds for Afghan Relief, 9/11 Victims

By Aamer Madhani and Kathy Gannon
9/11 victims have ongoing legal claims on the $7 billion in Afghan assets frozen in the U.S. banking system; courts will have to decide if the executive order issued by Biden can be facilitated.
How to Deliver Aid to Afghanistan, Responsibly
February 05, 2022

How to Deliver Aid to Afghanistan, Responsibly

By Catherine Putz
In its latest quarterly report, SIGAR suggests 10 best practices for donors and agencies seeking to aid Afghans in a desperate time.

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