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January 17, 2022
Afghan Street-Food Vendor Faces Hunger Amid Economic Meltdown
A Kabul street-food vendor tells RFE/RL's Radio Azadi that he is struggling to feed his large family after the income he used to earn selling chickpea snacks sharply declined during the past two months. "People say Afghans are getting aid, but where is the aid?" asked the man.
November 23, 2021
The Taliban Takes Power And The Lights Go Off In Central Afghanistan
A power crisis in the central Afghan province of Ghor is making life there even more difficult. Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan in mid-August, the state electricity company Breshna has been unable to keep diesel power generators going in the provincial capital of Feroz Koh.
August 30, 2021
Commentary: The True Cost Of Cutting Funding To Afghanistan
Veteran Swedish aid worker Anders Fange argues against rushing economic sanctions, asset freezes, and aid suspensions as a means to pressure the Taliban. Such steps, he says, will ultimately affect ordinary Afghans who are already one of the poorest and most vulnerable populations in the world.
July 08, 2021
Commentary: The United States’ Parting Gift To Afghanistan Of Theocratic Democracy
A future order in Afghanistan with a council for religious jurisprudence would add a theocratic aspect to the state. Talk of Islamic theocratic states brings to mind the examples of Iran and Saudi Arabia.
May 31, 2021
Commentary: To Safeguard Its Interests, India Needs To Step Up As Afghan Partner
As the United States withdraws its remaining troops, the Afghan political elite continues to fracture, and the government loses territory to a Taliban bent on challenging the legitimacy of the republic, India has found its Afghan policy at a crossroads.
November 05, 2020
Commentary: In Pakistan, A Single National Curriculum Equals Indoctrination And Assimilation
The goal of homogenization through education is the central premise of the so-called Single National Curriculum put forward by the current government led by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) party.
October 05, 2020
For Lasting Peace In Afghanistan, The Process Needs Inclusion
Holding the negotiators accountable to the 95 percent of Afghan citizens who are victims and not perpetrators of violence is the optimal route to addressing grievances and minimizing the marginalization that contributes to new dynamics and cycles of violence.
April 10, 2020
Safeguarding Afghanistan’s Vulnerable Millions From Coronavirus Threat
Although hugely challenging, containing the spread of the virus is essential in Afghanistan. Over 40 years of conflict, coupled with widespread poverty, have resulted in an impoverished public healthcare system that is extremely precarious under even the best of circumstances.
August 27, 2019
Current Afghan Political System Holds The Key To Peace
A possible deal between the United States and the Taliban following months of negotiations casts a shadow over Afghanistan’s current democratic political system, which promises the best path toward lasting stability, sovereignty, and development.
'Everyone Is Anxious': Pakistan's Mass Arrests Of Afghan Refugees Fuel Fear Of New Crackdown2
Afghans Increasingly Marrying Off Young Daughters To Avoid Forced Unions With Taliban3
Border Clash Between Taliban, Pakistani Military Leaves One Dead4
At Least Nine Reportedly Killed In Taliban Attack On Village In Ethnic Hazara Province5
Taliban Takes Lamb Testicles Off The Menu As Bigger Issues Loom6
'Beaten And Humiliated': Taliban Cracks Down On Afghan Universities In Bid To Curb Women's Protests7
Khan Cancels March To Islamabad, Ends Demand For Early Elections, But Vows To Fight On8
Four Killed, 26 Wounded In Quetta Suicide Attack Claimed By Pakistani Taliban9
Banned From Public Parks And Bathhouses, Afghan Women Say Life Under Taliban Is Like A 'Prison'10
Afghans Question Taliban's Authority To Impose Strict Shari'a Punishments