Resisting the Shadow of Gender Apartheid: The Struggle for Women's Rights in Afghanistan
By Fatima Faizi
For decades, Afghanistan has been a challenging environment for women who are plagued by gender inequality and a deeply entrenched patriarchal system. The 1990s marked one of the darkest periods in the country's history, as the rise of the Talib...
Iran, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban; Close Relations between Shiite and Sunni Fundamentalists: A Strategic Move or a Matter of Expediency?
By Rahmatullah Nabil
In this commentary, Rahmatullah Nabil, the former Head of the National Directorate of Security of Afghanistan (2010-2015), discusses the relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
The appointment of two promi...
Resisting the Taliban’s New Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan
Co-Authored by Zalmai Neshat, AISS Research Fellow
"With the arrival of the Taliban, women were removed from society." Hoda Khamosh Journalist featured on 2022 TIME 100 list
How Afghanistan’s Money Exchangers Have Worked Around the Taliban
Dr. Nafay Choudhury
A year after the Taliban took power, Afghanistan’s money exchangers are being squeezed by economic turmoil and harsh rules implemented by the new regime. But while their market has certainly seen better days, the 400 exchangers hustling i...