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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...

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...

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...

The World Must Not Punish Afghans

Abdullah Azzam, member of the Taliban's political office in Doha, Qatar, argues against the collective punishment of Afghans via financial sanctions. The collapse of the...

Hashish and Afghanistan’s Forgotten Bus Drivers

Many of us think of them as ordinary people. Regular drivers transporting goods or passengers to another city or country. It’s deeper than that....

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...

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