Afghan History

Thirty Years Since April 1992 – Fragmentation Upon Success

In April 1992, the Afghan Mujahideen triumphed over the Soviet-installed regime in Kabul. It was one of the most important but least understood events...

Twenty Years Later: The American Invasion of Afghanistan

On the twentieth anniversary of the American invasion of Afghanistan, Ibrahim Moiz walks through the turbulent events of 2001 that birthed a system doomed...

How ‘Inclusivity’ Is Manipulated in Afghanistan

As Afghanistan embarks on an uncertainty riddled chapter, old and discredited political elites once again manipulate concerns over inclusivity in their favour. Doing the same...

Returning to the Afghan Way of War

With a Taliban offensive taking the country by storm, PhD candidate Mujib Abid examines why both the Kabul's Government and the Taliban emphasise their...

Is A Tribal War Looming in Kandahar?

In Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province, two sons of a prominent Achakzai tribal leader were killed by unidentified men. Pro-Kabul and Western...

Fighting Words: Conflict and Mediation with the Loya Paktia Taliban

The signature of the 2020 Doha Accord between the United States and the Afghan Taliban insurgency drew what was largely seen as a surprising...

Niazi No More: The Life and Legacy of a Taliban Mutineer

As the life of a high-profile Taliban minister-turned-mutineer comes to an abrupt and violent end, Ibrahim Moiz takes a deeper look at one of...

Did the US Liberate Afghan Women?

After 9/11, USA politicians and figures including George Bush’s wife Laura Bush brandished the cause of liberating Afghan women. TV news would present clips...

President Biden’s Handling of Afghanistan Spells Doom

President Biden's unilateral decision to break the Doha Agreement places an already precarious Afghan peace process under further strain. The Afghan Peace Process has been...

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