Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Taliban Rule at 2.5 Years

CTC Sentinel, 20 January 2024 An extensive analysis by American University of Afghanistan’s Haroun Rahimi and USIP’s Andrew H. Watkins in a Westpoint publication, looking at – in the papers two main parts – governance and leadership dynamics, and their “Engaging with the Outside World.” Among their conclusions:

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The Handling of Complaints of Gender-Based Violence against Women and Girls by Afghanistan’s de facto Authorities

UNAMA, December 2023 In this new report, UNAMA looks at UNAMA observed that the de facto authorities’ handling of complaints and cases of gender-based violence against women and girls in the context that after the Taleban takeover and their imposing of discriminatory restrictions on women and girls further heightening their vulnerability to gender-based violence, both in the public […]

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UN Special Coordinator’s Assessment on Afghanistan

UN, 8 November 2023 On 16 March 2023, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2679 requesting the Secretary-General to provide the Security Council an independent assessment on Afghanistan, no later than 17 November 2023. The Security Council requested that the independent assessment provide forward-looking recommendations for an integrated and coherent approach among relevant political, […]

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Taliban declares war on polio

Washington Post, 5 December 2023 Although the first sentence of this article and the headline (which I changed here) are wrong – the Taleban’s polio campaign bans were exceptions rather than the rule, and they often supported them –, this is an interesting reportage on how the new rulers are trying to tackle one of […]

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