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.
New research, based on interviews with Afghan-Australians, shows most want to stay in their new country forever. But they don’t feel accepted in their new home.
The problems of the withdrawal were clear in my experience trying to help Afghan researchers.
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.
An already bitterly divided public has reacted badly to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and Biden’s handling of the COVID crisis.
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.
As the West contemplates how to engage with the increasingly brutal Taliban government in Afghanistan, the country’s people will suffer enormously.
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.
Hiding the suffering and deaths of some from public view while showing others implies that certain lives are more valuable.
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.
A scholar of Afghan affairs explains the religious affiliations of different ethnic groups in Afghanistan and why they may not share a common understanding of Islam.
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.
As the U.S. considers its own private refugee sponsorship program, it should look to Canada. History shows that large-scale adoption is possible and can bridge divides on immigration.