Girls’ secondary schools remain closed in Afghanistan, despite international pressure.
The Taliban’s recent abduction of 40 people, and gang rape of eight women, has not captured Western media attention. But activists inside Afghanistan point to worrying levels of violence.
Four months after the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, a clearer picture of their rule is emerging. Despite public assurances, the Taliban continue to violate human rights.
The Taliban is recruiting a unit of suicide bombers to combat insurgency in Afghanistan.
Even if the money were released, the likelihood of the corrupt and inept Taliban using it to fix the humanitarian crisis afflicting the country is remote.
As the Afghan economy collapses, drugs and people smuggling are booming.
Even in the absence of a moral motive to alleviate famine, there is a strong rationale for the West to do whatever’s necessary to alleviate hunger in Afghanistan this winter.
Violent performance is the Taliban’s language. If we view them as savage, backward or misogynistic, the opportunity to learn how to face them is missed.
Scott Lucas, foreign policy expert, and Kambaiz Rafi, political economy researcher, discuss potential developments in Afghanistan under the new Taliban government.
With travel to Afghanistan is nearly impossible right now and difficult questions over the types of evidence that would be admissible in court, investigators have their work cut out for them.
Afghanistan is facing a looming hunger crisis. But the world must engage with the Taliban on purely pragmatic and humanitarian grounds, without extending formal recognition.
The Taliban is responsible for atrocities dating back to the 1990s, but has never been held responsible. The international community can play a role in ending the impunity.
With 95% of households in Afghanistan not consuming enough food and the economy on the brink of collapse, this is a perilous time for the children of the country.
The age-old idea that Afghan women need rescuing from their men is a western construct that ignores the voices of Afghan women.
A scholar from Afghanistan outlines what more than $150 billion in assistance did and didn’t accomplish in two decades following the arrival of U.S. troops un 2001.
The Taliban say they won’t allow jihadi groups to flourish under their rule. But there is good reason to believe that al-Qaida, IS and other regional groups will benefit from the takeover.
The international community, particularly the music and music research communities, must stand with the Afghan musicians when it comes to protecting their cultural rights and human rights.
Two Afghan women scholars write about how Afghan women’s groups have been fighting for human rights, both now and historically.
Indonesia can serve as an important model for the Taliban of how Muslim nations and faith-based organisations can play a big role in expanding girls’ education.
The Taliban’s punishments are at odds with many basic principles of Islamic law.