Afghanistan News and Views

ON AFGHANISTAN | The U.N. Knows Afghanistan Is Messed Up. But It’s Keeping Mum.

ON AFGHANISTAN | The U.N. Knows Afghanistan Is Messed Up. But It’s Keeping Mum.

An internal United Nations report details escalating Taliban violations of human rights—and little U.N. leverage.

In the 10 months since the Taliban retook the country … the country has gone backward at vertiginous speed. The Taliban have reversed most of the social, economic, and political advances made in the 20 years of the Afghan Republic.

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ON AFGHANISTAN | Afghan Voices: Phoenix

ON AFGHANISTAN | Afghan Voices: Phoenix

Afghan Voices is a new publication from The Afghan Digest that features Afghans telling their own stories in their own words. First up: A former professor and activist’s experience living in hiding in Kabul.

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ON AFGHANISTAN | What Do We Get Wrong About Afghanistan?

ON AFGHANISTAN | What Do We Get Wrong About Afghanistan?

On August 30, 2021, nearly 20 years after they arrived, the last US troops left Afghanistan. Now, some six months later, the world has largely moved on from the story of Afghanistan and the people who remain there in the wake of the US withdrawal and the reinstatement of Taliban control. In this episode of Big World, SIS professor Tazreena Sajjad joins us to discuss what we get wrong about Afghanistan when we only talk about the ways that other nations, including the US, intersect with it.

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ON AFGHANISTAN | Locked out of classrooms, Afghan girls are taking drastic measures as country slides into civil war

ON AFGHANISTAN | Locked out of classrooms, Afghan girls are taking drastic measures as country slides into civil war

When Heela came out tops in her 9th grade school grades last year, the 14-year-old girl ran home full of excitement, bursting to tell her family the happy news. … Now, almost eight months into the Taliban take-over, which dramatically changed education for girls, that day seems like a distant dream for Heela’s family. Last week, the young girl attempted to end her life by taking over 20 sleeping pills.

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