The collection of newspapers, journals, and magazines in Dari, Pushto, Arabic, and
English represent the viewpoints of diverse groups, including the leftist
revolutionary People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan, Zahir Shah-loyalists,
various factions of Afghan Mujaheddin and foreign-backed jihadists, the Taliban-led
government of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as the Karzai regime,
during a tumultuous period in the nation's history in which successive waves of
foreign influence and invasion destabilized the region, resulting in more than three
decades of armed struggle.