Research explores the ongoing work to rebuild society and political structures in the country, and its growing role in both regional and international affairs.

Even before the Taliban took over the country, Afghanistan was faced with increased insurgency affecting all its regions as well as having the world’s second largest refugee population and record numbers of internally displaced peoples and civilian casualties.

Chatham House research explores a range of issues including the Taliban and domestic political situation, the economy, post-war development, the rights of Afghan women, and the country’s role in regional and international affairs, and the influence from major powers such as the United States, Russia, and China.