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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

Afghanistan marks 100 years of Independence

By Rabia Nasimi
August 30, 2019
This month marks one hundred years since the signing of the Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919, a monumental time in Afghanistan’s history where the UK formally recognised the country’s independence. Although this should be a time to celebrate, we are horribly reminded of the ongoing desire to be truly independent of extremism following the recent bombings in Kabul. While the grip of extremism does continue to stand in the way of Afghanistan’s prosperity, we should be proud of the country’s development and progression to date despite these challenges.
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NEWS & ANALYSIS

After Fleeing From War-Torn Afghanistan And Landing In Hollywood, Azita Ghanizada Has A New Battle To Fight
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18 Stunning Portraits Of Women In Kabul
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'People treat you like a celebrity, but also as an infidel'
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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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