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 […]
AP, 29 October 2021 An interesting reportage from a village in Wardak province, where many people welcomed and even celebrated the Taleban victory in Kabul but still insist that girls should attend school. It only goes up to grade 6 but “The school [when it] opened two months ago, [it] mark[ed] the first time in […]
Wall Street Journal, 11 October 2021 Reportage by Sune Engel Rasmussen from Helmand, Zabul and Kandahar, showing the other side of the war, local populations driven to support the Taleban because of western forces-caused destruction. He tweetd about his journey: I didn’t fully understand the scale of destruction in Sangin until I went there. In […]
Spiegel, 6 October 2021 A reportage in the leading German news magazine about Taleban displacing Hazara settlers in a Daikundi valley, based on contradictory land tenure documents and their control over the local court.
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.
Washington Post, 4 September 2021 An often-overlooked aspect of Afghanistan’s political economy, ‘back home’ in the States.
The New York Times, 30 August 2021 Another often overlooked major aspect of Afghanistan’s comply crises, highly timely while almost everyone looks at the the Taleban takeover.
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 […]
Deutsche Welle, 27 August 2021 Interview with ex-head of Afghan Red Crescent and Doha negotiator Fatema Gailani at the German international public broadcaster.
New York Times, 27 August 2021 A heart-breaking reportage by Matt Aikins.
New York Times, 15 August 2021 The first detailed report about day-to-day life and Taleban attempts to govern and re-install public services from a province outside of Kabul under their control, Kunduz.
Chatham House, 26 August 2021 … the international community must come together behind the United Nations (UN) to engage with the new administration in Kabul. The priority tasks to focus on are releasing frozen assets, mobilizing humanitarian assistance, refocusing the UN presence in the country, and setting ground rules for future collaboration in all sectors […]