Asia-Pacific, Afghanistan, Opinion, Politics
Asia-Pacific, Afghanistan, Editor's Choice
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s reemergence in the capital of Afghanistan from a hibernation period of almost two decades has raised many questions for the ethnopolitical future of the country.
Asia-Pacific, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Human Rights, Politics
Since the US invasion of Afghanistan, drug production has exploded to a staggering 35 times of what it used to be in 2001. According to UNODC report, the country provides for around 90% of the world’s heroin, not to mention other products, such as morphine, of the poppy.
Asia-Pacific, Afghanistan, Human Rights, Politics
Afghanistan’s invasion by the Soviet Union in 1979 made the beautiful land of Pashtuns turn into a war zone as the country became unbearable for its own nationals. Further instability took place in 2001 when the US took its chance by invading an already ravaged Afghanistan in turmoil.
Asia-Pacific, Afghanistan, Politics
The current situation in Afghanistan is specifically the result of the 1996 Civil War of Afghanistan. It was the time when the Taliban seized Kabul, and established their own government named the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, and this newly established government received acceptance by three Islamic States: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan.
Sustained developments or continued challenges?