The U.S. has promised to take in 100,000 Ukrainian refugees. But there is concern that this could further complicate efforts to welcome and resettle Afghan evacuees.
Afghanistan is ill equipped to contain the coronavirus, with healthcare capacity falling since the Taliban came to power.
Girls’ secondary schools remain closed in Afghanistan, despite international pressure.
A military historian and U.S. Army veteran explains how wars are not easy to win – something political leaders often forget when looking at the calculus of conflict.
My friend, with whom I co-founded a library in Mazar-i-Sharif, tells me books are like lights. With no one visiting the library and opening books, ‘the lights are off.’
Nine agencies, most of them faith-based, are resettling Afghan evacuees in the US. But the system is under strain.
Animation allowed the makers of Flee to tell a story that challenges the pervasive narrative of it means to be a refugee
Refugees have waited in limbo for almost two years for Australia’s borders to reopen. So, why hasn’t Australia done more to ramp up its resettlement program, like Canada and the US?
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.
As Canada welcomes refugees from Afghanistan, we must take a moment to learn from the past. Communities across Canada need to be asking how they can be supporting young refugees in their integration.
The Taliban is recruiting a unit of suicide bombers to combat insurgency in Afghanistan.
To prosper after the legacy of imperialism and colonization, Afghanistan needs partnerships and business investment, not bullets and bombs.
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.