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In Afghanistan, Vice and Virtue Are Front and Center

The Taliban’s Morality Police

After 20 years of war, the Taliban’s social policies are causing divisions even within their own ranks.

The Afghan War May Not Be Over

The Afghan War May Not Be Over

“Letter from Kabul” is a newsletter in which our contributors provide their own unique glimpses into life on the ground in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.To read them first, sign up to our…

Why the Taliban View Education as a Weapon

Why the Taliban View Education as a Weapon

"Letter from Kabul” is a newsletter in which our contributors provide their own unique glimpses into life on the ground in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.To read them first, sign up to our newsletter. The morning of March 23 was bright and clear, and for the first time in months there was a…

The Failure of Nonviolence in Afghanistan

The Failure of Nonviolence in Afghanistan

“Letter from Kabul” is a newsletter in which our contributors provide their own unique glimpses into life on the ground in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.To read them first, sign up to our newsletter. Shortly after the Taliban took control of Kabul and reestablished their Islamic Emirate, I found myself talking to the…

The Shame of Afghan Sanctions

The Shame of Afghan Sanctions

While the aim of the U.S. and its allies may be to put pressure on the Taliban, I am not a Talib. Nor are the people who rely on me to feed their families and pay their bills. When Joe Biden agreed to allocate half of the $7 billion America holds in Afghan state assets to the relatives of 9/11 victims last month, he overlooked something important: There were no Afghans on those planes.

Six Months After the Fall of Kabul — with Fazelminallah Qazizai, Pashtana Durrani and Emran Feroz

Six Months After the Fall of Kabul — with Fazelminallah Qazizai, Pashtana Durrani and Emran Feroz

The war in Afghanistan may be over, but a humanitarian crisis threatens to be even deadlier than the 20 years of fighting. Six months after the fall of Kabul, New Lines’ Faisal Al Yafai is joined by Fazelminallah Qazizai, Pashtana Durrani and Emran Feroz to explore how the country has changed under Taliban rule.

The Different Meanings of Taliban Rule

The Different Meanings of Taliban Rule

The Taliban’s victory has come to mean different things to different people here. For some Afghans, it has brought peace and freedom. For others, it has led to starvation and fear.