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Afghanistan's two wars: Terrorism and coronavirus

Afghanistan's two wars: Terrorism and coronavirus

17 May 2020 TheHill TheHill

The coronavirus pandemic brings back memories of living in war. We are experiencing constant uncertainty and stress, and there is talk of food shortages. My daughter is out of school, and we do not know when she will be able to return. Many live in...

Afghanistan's 2 wars: Terrorism and coronavirus

Afghanistan's 2 wars: Terrorism and coronavirus

16 May 2020 TheHill TheHill

The coronavirus pandemic brings back memories of living in war. We are experiencing constant uncertainty and stress, and there is talk of food shortages. My daughter is out of school, and we do not know when she will be able to return. Many live in...

Anticipating the next waves of COVID-19

Anticipating the next waves of COVID-19

29 Mar 2020 TheHill TheHill

Today politicians, public health officials, and economists debate whether to roll back social distancing and other containment measures by Easter in order to open the economy. Our nation faced similar challenges in 1918. The start of the influenza...

Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Afghanistan

Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Afghanistan

23 Mar 2020 TheHill TheHill

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Monday in an effort to end a political crisis that has stalled U.S. efforts to end the war there.Pompeo’s trip came even as most official government travel has been canceled...

Coronavirus threatens to undermine Afghan peace plan

Coronavirus threatens to undermine Afghan peace plan

22 Mar 2020 TheHill TheHill

The coronavirus pandemic is throwing another curveball at President Trump's already shaky efforts to end the war in Afghanistan.The peace process is expected to take a back seat as Afghanistan’s fragile health system will likely struggle to respond...

US-Taliban agreement leaves Afghan women in jeopardy

US-Taliban agreement leaves Afghan women in jeopardy

14 Mar 2020 TheHill TheHill

The new so-called peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban does not mean peace for the people of Afghanistan — and especially not for Afghan women. We should recognize both their extraordinary gains since the 2001 fall of the...