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Mistaken Identities

The story of Abdul Razzaq Fattahi, the former Afghan Minister of Commerce, underscores the arbitrariness of the US' notorious Guantanamo Bay prison. Even by Guantanamo...

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...

Afghanistan Quarterly – Newsletter

The past three months in Afghanistan have been interesting. The Afghan government achieved a rare feat. It attained, through its participation in the Antalya Diplomatic...

The Consequences of Closing Girls’ Schools

Guest contributor Abdulhakim Allahdad, PhD in Political and Social Sciences at Marmara University, examines potential reasons and consequences to keep girls' secondary schools in...

Afghanistan Monthly – February

February Newsletter The month in Afghanistan rarely passes with few occurrences. January’s newsletter focused on the disappearance of female activists (who have since re-appeared), protests...

What Plato´s “Allegory of the Cave” could teach us about Afghan Twitter?

From the very day the country’s capital fell to the Taliban, rendering a peremptory decree on America’s longest war, Afghanistan has been at forefront...

A cold winter day in Kabul – Shoaib Hanifi’s Photography

Up-and-coming photographer Shoaib Hanifi walked around Kabul to shoot portraits of Kabul residents during a cold winter day. Shoaib ventures regularly into the city...

Afghanistan Monthly – January

January has been eventful in Afghanistan. The coverage of events has been almost as disorderly. The new government under the Taliban continues to consolidate...

‘Rescue us from this hell’: the plea of a Hazara refugee in Indonesia

If the world was a better place 30-year-old Jamil Mohammadi might have been a full-time teacher. After all, Mohammadi -a former computer science student of...

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