Ariana: “Coalition governments cannot administer a country like Afghanistan. Nowhere has it been successful. In Afghanistan too, it has not been successful. Experience also suggests the same. We witnessed it in the past 40 years. The communists could not form a coalition government. The secularists couldn’t make a successful coalition government in the past 20
Breshna Omarkhel VOA News March 15, 2022 The U.S. special envoy for Afghan women, Rina Amiri, says women’s rights in Afghanistan “suffered a tremendous setback” after the Taliban seized power in August, but that supporting Afghan women is “one area where there is solidarity” in the United States and international community. Amiri, who was appointed
Foreign Policy: Hamdullah Mohib, former Afghan national security advisor, spoke about what went wrong, who’s to blame, and what lies in store for his country. Click here to read more (external link).
Aamaj: Former Iranian president adds that ISIS and Al-Qaeda are rapidly organizing in Afghanistan, and whenever they are ready, they will be a serious threat to Afghansitan’s all neighboring countries. Click here to read more (external link).
Bloomberg: The Afghanistan economy was already in bad shape, with heavy reliance on foreign dollars, prior to the collapse of the government and the takeover by the Taliban. Since the fall, things have gotten even worse, with inflation accelerating and GDP plunging. There are multiple factors driving the leg lower, though the main one is
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 30, 2021 Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has again defended his sudden departure from Kabul in August, saying he had no choice but to leave the country as Taliban militants bore down on the capital after an agreement with the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump paved the way
8am: In an interview with CNN, former President Hamid Karzai has called on the international community to work with the Taliban. “The reality on the ground is that the Taliban are now the de facto authorities in the country,” the former president, who has recently been criticized for some of his remarks about holding the
AP: The Taliban didn’t take the Afghan capital — they were invited, says the man who issued the invitation. In an Associated Press interview, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai offered some of the first insights into the secret and sudden departure of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani — and how he came to invite the Taliban