That the Taliban can grant “general amnesty” is unacceptable. They do not own Afghanistan and the Afghans owe the Taliban no apology.
Afghanistan articles on Democracy Chronicles
The need for democracy in Afghanistan remains urgent. Afghans remain under threat of political violence, corruption and lack of free speech protections. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Post-Afghanistan, the US is courting Central Asian dictatorships to secure a military staging area for launching strikes against Islamists.
Afghan democracy depends on drawing on the lessons learned over the last two decades and informing policy based on evidence.
Taliban forces are deliberately targeting journalists and other media workers, including women, in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan’s Education Ministry is stepping back from a decision that would apparently have banned girls older than 12 from singing in public.
In Afghanistan, at least 65 workers, rights defenders have been killed since 2018. It is a trend that creates fear in the population.
A recent string of targeted killings in Afghanistan has created an atmosphere of fear among Afghan journalists.
The Taliban put in place one of the worst forms of discrimination against women in Afghanistan. The Afghan police is taking a page from their playbook.
A period of strategic competition with China and firm push-back against Russia could be blended with economic growth and focused cooperation.
American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan inclusive of plans to close bases brokered with Taliban may be recipe for total civil war, article.