Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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An Assessment of Taliban Rule at Three Months

CTC Sentinel, 11 November 2021 Andrew Watkins, former Crisis Group analyst in Afghanistan, attempts a first, extensive and in-depth assessment of the Taleban’s now more than three months’ second rule in Afghanistan. In the abstract, he writes: In spite of the evolution in Taliban shadow governance over the past decade and the group’s growing sense […]

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The Other Afghan Women

The New Yorker, 6 September 2021 Anand Gopal’s look at one of the hidden sides of th Afghan conflict: In the countryside, the endless killing of civilians turned women against the occupiers who claimed to be helping them.

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Commentary: The True Cost Of Cutting Funding To Afghanistan

Gandhara, 30 August 2021 Opinion piece by AAN member and former had of the Swedish Afghanistan Committee, Anders Fänge, arguing that the IMF, World Bank and US freezing/blocking of Afghan currency reserves and other financial means as well as some government’s halt of development assistance to Afghanistan  was “a recipe for disaster”, particularly for Afghanistan’s […]

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