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.
Research into 70 new Taliban policies to control women and girls shows the extremist, misogynistic group might be using different tactics, but it still poses grave dangers to Afghan society.
Afghan women activists, leaders and former politicians who are now in exile are telling of the continued struggle for women’s rights in Afghanistan and women’s diverse strategies of resistance.
A new book by Australian photo-journalist Andrew Quilty records the last chaotic days of the failed American nation-building exercise in Afghanistan.
The assassination of the leader of al-Qaida in Kabul raises some important questions about divisions among the Taliban leadership.
The US strike against al-Zawahri leaves the future of al-Qaida at a crossroads as the terrorist movement looks for a new leader.