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Afghan Watchdog Finds That If You Build It, They Won’t Necessarily Come

A 37-acre industrial park in Kandahar built with $7.8 million in USAID funds has sat mostly empty since construction finished more than four years ago, says a new report.

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Do These Two Chimps Have More Rights Than a Woman in Saudi Arabia?

Two chimpanzees in New York were granted a right to habeas corpus. But in Saudi Arabia, women still need to be accompanied to a court by a male family member.

The South Asia Channel

Untapped Potential

For centuries, the backbone of Afghanistan's civil society has been its traditional community-based institutions. Partnering with them will be vital to achieving stability in the region.

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The Islamic State’s Phase-Four Failure

The Islamic State is learning that it's easier to take ground than it is to hold it. And it's giving the U.S. an opening to change the course of the region.

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