In the wake of the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul and the ouster of the Afghan national government, alarming reports indicate that the insurgents could potentially access biometric data collected by the U.S. to track Afghans, including people who worked for U.S. and coalition forces.Continue reading Taliban may have access to biometric data collected by the US
In its editorial the Guardian describes the difficulties in dealing with the Taliban without any presence in the country.
While the West warns the Taliban that they have to earn their diplomatic recognitionContinue reading There are no good options in dealing with the Taliban
Zack Kopplin answers the question “why did the Afghan National Army not fight?” by focusing on the widespread corruption and cronyism using the example of SOS international, a US company deeply tied to the American military and intelligence services, and its connections with Hashmat Ghani, the brother of Afghanistan’s former president Ashraf Ghani
David Rothkopf, a political scientist, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, argues that “President Biden deserves credit, not blame” for the “political courage to fully end America’s involvement”
In 2018, Rothkopf became a registered foreign agent and media consultant for the United Arab Emirates (The Intercept), but his piece in the Atlantic is still worth a read.
NBC News outlines the situation of Afghans wanting to leave the country now that the final evacuation flight has left
Afghanistan’s geographical location has always put it in the middle of the plans of greater powers. This article outlines how before the British and Russians engaged in the “Great Game” China had its own experience with the strategic importance of Afghanistan.
The Guardian reports that the final UK evacuation flight purely for Afghan nationals has left Kabul airport. Any further flights will also have UK diplomatic and military personnel onboard.Continue reading Final UK evacuation flight for Afghan nationals has left Kabul airport
As of 31st August 2021 evacuation flights have stopped. Please visit our overview of resettlement schemes for more information.
With the situation in Afghanistan suddenly spiraling out of control, Afgha.com is returning to provide a source of information and news about Afghanistan for everyone in and outside of the country.
The following is a list of countries and their evacuation eligibilities and procedures. We try to keep it up-to-date but please be aware that the information can change daily without notice.
Georgie Monbiot writes about the almost universal cheerleading of the media and the ignoring of the dissenting voices when the invasion of Afghanistan started as part of the War on Terror. In his view the reason for that is
Continue reading The Media’s Role in Facilitating the War
“the old adage that “if it bleeds it leads””
Does the UK operate evacuation flights?
Evacuation flights operated by the UK have stopped on 28th AugustContinue reading Evacuations/Resettlement: United Kingdom