What Will the Taliban Do With Their New US Weapons?
By Alessandro Arduino
With its quick seizure of power, the Taliban also acquired U.S. military equipment left behind by the withdrawal or abandoned by Afghan forces.
Is the Panjshir Valley the Taliban’s Achilles Heel?
By Amalendu Misra
For a very long time, those living in the valley have enjoyed a special kind of infamy. Once again, a resistance movement is forming there.
The 3 Myths That Sank the Afghan Peace Process
By Marvin G. Weinbaum
Dispelling these myths becomes especially important as the current conflict appears to be entering a critical new phase.
Taliban Claim Attack in Kabul as Cries of Defiance Echo
By Catherine Putz
An hour after the blast in Shirpoor, Afghans in Kabul and elsewhere took to their rooftops to cry “Allahu Akbar” into the night in defiance of the Taliban.
Taliban Take Much of Provincial Capital in Southern Afghanistan
By Tameem Akhgar and Rahim Faiez
Nine out of 10 districts in Helmand’s provincial capital were under Taliban control as of August 3.
‘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.
Afghan War Moves North
By Catherine Putz
Taliban pressure in the north serves both military and narrative purposes, and didn’t come out of nowhere.
Bombs in Afghan Capital Kabul Kill at Least 10, Wound 12
By Tameem Akhgar and Kathy Gannon
Two of three blasts Monday occurred in a mostly Hazara area, following other recent attacks targeting the community.
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.
School Bombing Latest Tragedy for Afghanistan’s Hazaras
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Afghanistan’s Hazaras have long been persecuted and over the last 20 years targeted in attacks of increasingly cruelty.
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.
Death Toll soars to 50 in School Bombing in Afghan Capital
By Rahim Faiez
Three explosions outside a school entrance struck as students were leaving on Saturday, killing at least 50 and injuring more than 100.