Some 189,000 Afghans have applied for visas to Australia, but the government has only approved 31,500 refugee spots for the next four years. Women face the biggest hurdles to resettlement.
Beijing is happy to partner up with religious-led nations if it is in its strategic interests.
Government sanctions against Hamas, which the US and the European Union consider a terrorist group, mean that aid groups are not able to directly work with Hamas.
The US response to 9/11 included a declaration that America would destroy its enemies. The effort took decades, and thousands of lives on both sides, and never really succeeded.
The Taliban is increasingly demanding a say in how aid is delivered and to whom.
The Biden administration has not ruled out diplomatic recognition of the Taliban. Doing so risks legitimizing the group’s rule without holding it accountable.
Two years after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan the west is not doing enough to help exiled leaders form a unified opposition.
Two years on from taking control of Afghanistan the Taliban continues to rule through fear and threatens the stability of the whole region.
The Taliban’s two years ruling Afghanistan have taught us ordinary human rights initiatives are insufficient to address gender apartheid. We need resolute collective international action.
Women who served in unofficial combat and intelligence roles during the Afghanistan war offer brutally honest accounts of their experiences.
The west wants to prevent a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. But every move towards engagement with the Taliban is met with further oppression.
ISIS-K’s recent killings of Taliban brass are part of the extremist group’s long-term strategy. Will Taliban leaders contain the resurgence of violence?
The area of land under opium cultivation increased by 32% last year.
Widows and single women are losing their homes, after being told they can no longer work by the Taliban, and are living on the poverty line.
Afghanistan’s new rulers have broken their pledge to uphold women’s rights.
The National Resistance Front controls large swaths of territory in the north-east of Afghanistan.
The group was arguably more effective – and less corrupt – at collecting taxes than the former government.
Education for girls was also limited during the Taliban’s previous period of control in Afghanistan, from 1996 to 2001.
One year after the Taliban reclaimed power in Afghanistan, life for many Afghan people is mired in poverty and oppression.
The Taliban promised not to allow Afghanistan to be used by groups seeking to attack the US, yet terrorist groups have only become more emboldened under its rule.