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January 19, 2023

Afghanistan
The Taliban in Afghanistan

The Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan in 2021, twenty years after their ouster by U.S. troops. Under their harsh rule, they have cracked down on women’s rights and neglected basic services.

Taliban fighters hold a flag for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

May 22, 2024

International Criminal Court
The Role of the ICC

The International Criminal Court was created to bring justice to the world’s worst war criminals, but debate over the court still rages.

Judges are pictured in the courtroom during the trial of Bosco Ntaganda at the International Criminal Court.

December 22, 2023

Maternal and Child Health
Women This Week: Aid Cuts Disproportionately Affect Women-Led Households in Afghanistan

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers December 16 to December 22.

Afghan women and children travel on a truck while heading back to Afghanistan, after Pakistan gave a final warning to undocumented immigrants to leave, at the Friendship Gate of Chaman Border Crossing along the Pakistan-Afghanistan Border in Balochistan Province, in Chaman, Pakistan November 4, 2023.

June 9, 2022

Afghanistan
Afghanistan on the Ground

Our panelists discuss the situation in Afghanistan nine months after the U.S. withdrawal, including the state of Taliban control, the status of women's rights and education, and what to expect in the…

Play Afghan men wait outside a bank to withdraw money

December 7, 2022

Afghanistan War
Arthur Ross Book Award: "The American War in Afghanistan: A History"

Gideon Rose celebrates the winners of this year’s Arthur Ross Book Award: Carter Malkasian, Mary Elise Sarotte, and Nicole Perlroth. The program will include an award ceremony and conversation with M…

Play American soldiers in Afghanistan during a military operation

June 22, 2023

Afghanistan
Our Biggest Errors in Afghanistan and What We Should Learn from Them

As a journalist, book author, and sometime adviser with frequent visits to Afghanistan between 2002 and 2015, I offer this distillation of lessons that we might learn from the United States’ longest …

An Afghan working in a U.S military base walks near half mast flags of United States, Afghanistan and Task Force Cacti after a U.S. Army officer was killed by an IED (improvised explosive device) during a patrol in Pesh Valley, at Forward Operating Base Joyce in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan March 18, 2012.