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A Community Under Attack: How successive governments failed west Kabul and the Hazaras who live there

Ali Yawar Adili

The Hazara-Shia community in west Kabul city, particularly its sprawling neighbourhood Dasht-e Barchi, has been the target of some of the city’s deadliest attacks, especially since 2016. The community has particularly been hit hard in west Kabul, but Hazaras and Shias have also been persistently targeted elsewhere in Afghanistan. While the former government promised to […]

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Policing Afghanistan’s internally displaced

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Express Tribune (Pakistan), 24 March 2014 AAN's occasional guest author Assunta Nicolini with an op-ed on Afghanistan that has "finally joined the ranks of countries developing and implementing national internal displacement strategies". She mentiones that it was "noted by the Afghan [sic] Analyst Network, [that] until now Afghan IDPs were not part of any specific international agency’s […]

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Afghan Hazaras Emerge as Power Brokers in President Elections

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Wall Street Journal, 7 March 2014 In an article discussing the role of "Afghanistan's once-persecuted ethnic Hazara minority… as a formidable power broker in the April presidential election, AAN's Martine van Bijlert is quoted as saying: "There is a general feeling among Hazaras that they are much less vulnerable than they have been historically, and […]

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Sikhs in Afghanistan face an uncertain future

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al-Jazeera/Hindustan Times, 26 February 2014 In a report about the situation of the Sikh minority in Afghanistan, AAN's Fabrizio Foschini is quoted from his dispatch on the same matter: Fabrizio Foschini of the Afghanistan Analysts Network said that without political power, Hindus and Sikhs have found themselves "in a competition for space and jobs at […]

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