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Whose Seat Is It Anyway: The UN’s (non)decision on who represents Afghanistan 

Thomas Ruttig

While the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) maintains that it deserves full-scale recognition, it has not been given the country’s seat at the United Nations. In early December 2023, the UN General Assembly will again consider whether or not to allow the Islamic Emirate to take Afghanistan’s seat at the world body. The argument plays […]

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Extensive but not Inclusive: Afghanistan’s growing list of national holidays

Fabrizio Foschini

August has already seen two days of national public holidays in Afghanistan and will see a third this week, celebrating the anniversary of the departure of the last United States troops on the 31st. That follows the celebration of Taleban forces’ entry into Kabul on 15 August 2021, which sealed the fate of the Islamic […]

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Policing Public Morality: Debates on promoting virtue and preventing vice in the Taleban’s second Emirate

Sabawoon Samim

The Taleban’s ‘religious police’ are back in force, leaving many Afghans fearing a return to the notorious brutalities of the Taleban’s 1990s Amr bil-Maruf ministry. Yet, two decades on, argues guest author Sabawoon Samim* (with input from Roxanna Shapour), Taleban views on the promotion of virtue and prevention of vice have evolved, as has Afghan […]

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Taleban edict on the ban of internet (2001)

Published by Radio Shariat (transcript) Saturday, 25 Aug 2001 8:00 pm An edict of the IEA has been issued concerning the prohibition of using Internet on the territory of the IEA by the IEA administration, non-Emirate institutions, foreign and local NGOs. 1st article:         All IEA administration, non-Emirate institutions, foreign and local NGOs and individual people cannot use Internet […]

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Commitment letter for foreign nationals living on IEA territory

This was a draft document sent to international organisations by the Taleban government in June 2001; it was never implemented. Source: AAN archive. Exact copy of the English original (retyped because of poor quality of original fax copy): The commitments of Foreign NationalsWhile Living into the territory of the IEACommitment letter NameFather’s Name:Last Name:Passport no:Nationality: […]

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