Hamid Karzai
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

How the Taliban chased the West out of Afghanistan

Immediately following the Taliban’s defeat of the US-backed government, the country’s assets were frozen, further aggravating the economic crisis in the country

Mapping Faultlines: What lies ahead for Afghanistan?

What is the situation in Afghanistan with the Taliban takeover? What is the approach of the regional powers likely to be, and what stake might the US and other western countries likely to have? Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha explains

Sporadic protests break out in Afghanistan on independence day

Amidst the news that millions in Afghanistan face the risk of severe hunger, the IMF  suspended the country’s access to its resources, citing a lack of clarity on the government. The US has already blocked Afghan assets worth billions since the Taliban took over

Afghan politicians meet with Taliban leaders in Kabul amid protests and other stories

Today we look at protests in Afghanistan as Taliban members meet with political leaders, the GIEI report on human rights abuses during the 2019 Bolivian coup, and more

Taliban declares general ‘amnesty’ as evacuations resume in Kabul and other stories

Today we look at the evacuations in Afghanistan and remarks by EU countries regarding possible refugees, ongoing rescue efforts after the earthquake in Haiti, and more

Is the Taliban likely to march towards Kabul?

Former Indian Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar talks about the situation in Afghanistan, the strategies the Taliban is likely to pursue and the possibilities of an interim government in the country

Afghan violence Spate of attacks against civilians in Afghanistan

The ground situation in Afghanistan continues to remain volatile despite the ongoing intra-Afghan peace talks between the Taliban insurgents and the Afghan government in Doha

Afghan election Ashraf Ghani emerges as preliminary winner in Afghan presidential elections

The final results of the elections are still awaited as opposition candidates have alleged widespread fraud and rigging, and have challenged the preliminary results

Presidential elections do not offer much hope for Afghanistan's war-weary people Presidential elections do not offer much hope for Afghanistan’s war-weary people

As many as 16 candidates are fighting to win the support of more than 9.6 million voters in Afghanistan’s fourth presidential election since 2001. The elections on September 28 are taking place amid rising violence by the Taliban and more attacks by US and government forces

How can democracy be strengthened in Afghanistan? How can democracy be strengthened in Afghanistan?

Nearly 15 years after the first presidential election, there are very few national political parties in Afghanistan, a structural weakness that prevents democracy from taking root in the country

Despite assemblies and multiple rounds of talks, peace remains elusive in Afghanistan

The recent Loya Jirga and rounds of talks between the US and the Taliban do not seem to be able to provide a clear road map for the peace process in Afghanistan

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