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Afghanistan Now is a public education initiative of the Afghan Engagement Project. Afghanistan Now presents a fresh view of Afghanistan, helping to advance the conversation from beyond the conflict. With compelling stories and evidence-based information and analysis, Afghanistan Now aims to help make a complex country and issues easier to understand.

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Explore Afghanistan through the lives, culture, and history that have made Afghanistan a crossroads of civilization and the vibrant country that it is today.
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Dive in to the facts and numbers on Afghanistan's government and society.
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FEATURED STORY

A self-made man’s success story

By Kiomars Barakzai
August 15, 2019
Meet Haroen Peigham, a successful Afghan entrepreneur, who owns a lavish restaurant that serves traditional and exquisite Afghan cuisines in Rotterdam. Haroen has faced many tragedies in life but has never let the tragedies define his life. He says “going through a terrible experience is something you will always remember but your personality determines how you deal with it. I look back at my circumstances - no father, no Dutchman, no money and so much misery, and yet I am now just in a place I dreamed about.”
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NEWS & ANALYSIS

An Afghan Candidate Wrote His Will, Then Survived a Suicide Squad
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Letterbox campaign helps Afghans cope with silent war of mental health
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Uzbek Oil Refinery To Deliver Up To 1Mln Tonnes Of Oil Products Per Year To Afghanistan
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TIME4REALPEACE

'FIRST WE WANT A CEASEFIRE' : RADIO POLL IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN SHOWS AN OVERWHELMING DESIRE FOR PEACE
July 23, 2019
Time4RealPeace, in partnership with Safa FM Radio, asked the people of Eastern Afghanistan their opinions on the current peace negotiations between the USA and the Taliban.
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