Afghanistan
Afghanistan economy UN warns of economic collapse in Afghanistan

Several agencies including the UNDP have noted that if the current situation continues, all basic services will collapse and almost all Afghans will fall below the poverty line by next year

New Afghan govt Taliban’s new government draws heavy criticism for lack of representation, record of ministers

Contrary to the Taliban’s assurances of giving representation to all sections of Afghan society, the 33-member new government has minimal representation from ethnic minorities and no woman ministers

Afghanistan Panjshir valley Taliban claims victory over rebel forces in Panjshir valley, announces end of war in Afghanistan 

According to reports, the leader of the resistance in Panjshir valley, Ahmad Massoud, and vice-president in the Ashraf Ghani-led government, Amrullah Saleh, have fled the country

Mapping Faultlines: Post-Afghanistan, what lies ahead for Central Asia?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the situation in Central Asia following the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. He also look at the American strategy over the years in the country and the options it has in today’s context

“Regressive and conservative forces historically promoted by imperialist forces in Afghanistan have prolonged wars” 

At a discussion organized by Tricontinental: Institute of Social Research, panelists pointed out that peace in Afghanistan can only be guaranteed through regional reconciliation led by regional players, independent of interference from the West

Post-Taliban takeover, what will happen to healthcare in Afghanistan?

Under the US occupation, Afghanistan’s health system became completely dependent on international NGOs. The country does not have a proper public health system of its own

20 years of ‘war on terror’ have caused nearly a million deaths, says report

The overall estimate of the monetary cost of the war goes beyond USD 8 trillion by the US alone. Its allies, including the UK, Australia, and Germany, would have spent a greater amount collectively

Afghan crisis must end the US’ empire of war, corruption, and poverty

The United States spent $2.26 trillion on its war in Afghanistan and about $1.5 trillion, went to military spending to maintain the US military occupation

Afghanistan children Nearly 33,000 children have been killed or maimed in Afghanistan since 2005

According to Save the Children, the actual number of children killed in Afghanistan in the last two decades is likely to be much higher as the data does not include victims of starvation, disease and poverty

After 20 years, countless deaths and a Taliban victory, US finally leaves Afghanistan

The US diplomatic mission has also temporarily been shifted to Doha from Kabul. The US and coalition forces evacuated 123,000 people from Kabul, including 6,000 US citizens, since August 14

Several civilians, including children, killed in US drone attack on Kabul 

The drone targeted a car which was reportedly being loaded with explosives to attack the Kabul airport. While US sources claimed that the civilian casualties were due to secondary explosions, residents of the area have disputed this

Mapping Faultlines: Stopping IS in Afghanistan is in the interest of all regional players

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha discusses the implications of the blasts in Kabul which have led to over 85 deaths

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