Afghanistan, Pakistan, Pashtun people, Central Asia, Kabul, Hamid Karzai

The Taliban’s Highway Robbery

Le Oct 23, 2020
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Afghan economists suspect the increase in the amount that the Taliban extort from the transportation services is to help fund their growing insurgency in the region, Hikmat Noori reports. https://t.co/wQPhUuRVBp
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After the peace deal with the United States, the militant group has doubled down on collecting “taxes” from Afghanistan’s coal miners.

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Le Oct 23, 2020
@ForeignPolicy a partagé
Afghan economists suspect the increase in the amount that the Taliban extort from the transportation services is to help fund their growing insurgency in the region, Hikmat Noori reports. https://t.co/wQPhUuRVBp
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The Taliban’s Highway Robbery

The Taliban’s Highway Robbery

After the peace deal with the United States, the militant group has doubled down on collecting “taxes” from Afghanistan’s coal miners.

Trump’s Afghanistan peace deal just hit its first major obstacle

Trump’s Afghanistan peace deal just hit its first major obstacle

Why prisoner swaps are hindering an intra-Afghan peace deal.

The U.S. Once Surged into Helmand Province. Now the Taliban Is, Too.

The U.S. Once Surged into Helmand Province. Now the Taliban Is, Too.

As Afghanistan peace talks drag on, with Washington sending mixed signals on troop withdrawals, the Taliban make a violent bid for a key province.

27 local peace activists abducted in western Afghanistan

27 local peace activists abducted in western Afghanistan

The activists have often marched through Taliban-controlled areas to demand peace and a ceasefire