Resisting the Shadow of Gender Apartheid: The Struggle for Women's Rights in Afghanistan

  Friday, March 31, 2023

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?

  Thursday, March 23, 2023

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

  Friday, March 17, 2023

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

  Monday, December 19, 2022

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...

Knowledge, attitudes, practice of people toward the COVID-19 pandemics, and its impact in Afghanistan

  Friday, November 18, 2022

By Khwaja Mir Islam Saeed, Narges Neyazi and Khushal Nabizada

COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the social and economic norms. Knowledge, Attitude and Practices studies are used to address the information gap for further strategic decision making to control the...