Afghan Affairs (AA) is a progressive online magazine and podcast with focus on the analysis of political, social and economic issues pertaining to Afghanistan and its region. AA is a nonpartisan platform with respect to differences of opinion and upholding high standards of scholarship and freedom of speech. While we do not take any institutional positions, we strive for the betterment of Afghanistan and an open society.

We welcome researched essays, op-eds and guest speakers that offer perspectives on challenges and opportunities facing Afghanistan. We encourage citizen journalism, and youth and women participation.


Our mission is to analyze and discuss issues critical to progress in Afghanistan that are normally ignored by the mainstream media and political pundits.


A progressive pluralistic Afghanistan and world where critical-thinking is valued and practiced in social and political discourse.