Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Business as Usual: The Uninterrupted Illicit Supply Chain across the Borders of Afghanistan

Medium.com, 5 May 2020 David Mansfield’s overview over the impact the coronacrisis will have on the supply chain for illicit goods and the funds available to armed actors, criminals and insurgents. He looks at the smuggling business at Afghanistan’s borders, with special insights into Nangrahar and Nimruz provinces. On growing drugs: “all areas where the opium crop […]

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A Rift over Afghan Aid Imperils Prospects for Peace

USIP, 16 September 2019 In the context of Barnett Rubin’s call not to abandon Afghanistan in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, also read this background on pressure on aid for Afghanistan: … international discussions continue on the economic aid that will be vital to stabilizing Afghanistan under any peace deal. Yet the Afghan government […]

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[Paktika] Police officer accused of torture, extortion

Pajhwok Afghan News, 19 March 2020 Residents have accused the police chief for Wazikhwa district of southeastern Paktika province being involved in killing and beating innocent citizens, drug smuggling and extorting money from Hashish farmers. Arrest warrants have not been carried out. 1st Cor. Barat, 26, has before served as police commander for Janikhel district. He […]

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