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Factors and Epistemological Grounds of the Instability of Afghanistan Society

  Monday, April 15, 2024

By Abdul Saboor Sitez

The questions of why we are unstable, where social crises come from, and what cultural and cognitive contexts give direction to our beliefs and attitudes are significant. Another question is, what can we do? What wou...

Taliban’s Return: Rude Awakening for Pakistan?

  Tuesday, April 02, 2024

By Imtiaz Gul

The Afghan Taliban regime announced late March to resumes public stoning and flogging for women accused of adultery. The elusive supreme leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada, through an audio message declared the government's plan to revert to a traditional i...

Do Not Let the Taliban Dictate the International Community’s Interlocutors

  Thursday, March 14, 2024

Michael Rubin

At the height of South Africa’s Apartheid regime, President Ronald Reagan did what no previous U.S. president dared do: He sent Edward Perkins to South Africa. Perkins was a senior ambassador, having previous served as ambassador to Liberia. Putting...

Beyond Victims: Afghan Women's Resilience and Resistance

  Friday, March 08, 2024

By Dr. Hosai Qasmi

As we approach commemorating International Women’s Day, it's a sobering reality that Afghan women and girls continue to endure the misogyny perpetuated by the brutally oppressive regime of the Taliban, coupled with a sense of abandonment by...

We Can Still Help Afghanistan - By Letting the Taliban Collapse

  Friday, January 19, 2024

By Dr. Michael Rubin

Humanitarian aid isn’t preventing starvation or hardship, but it is propping up the regime.

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - On August 31,  2021, President  Joe Biden took to a podium at the White House to announce  th...