About this Collection
This collection consists of official government websites for Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Tajikistan and provides an overview of the political, economic, administrative and social situation in these four countries. Several of these governmental websites contain information in English, Urdu, Persian (Farsi and Dari dialects), Pashto, Tajik and Russian languages. The depth of information is best for the Urdu, Persian, Pashto and Tajik languages, so pages in all four of these languages have been harvested. Through this archive collection, researchers can track the development and evolution of important political positions, related publications and changes in government agencies and the quasi-governmental organizations (universities, cultural institutions, museums, etc.) that together comprise the current governments of these four countries.
Collection Period: May 2015 to present (this is an ongoing archive).
Frequency of Collection: The majority of sites in the collection were targeted for capture quarterly, with some targeted for capture twice-yearly.
Languages: Collection material in English, with Urdu, Pashto, Tajik and the Persian dialects of Farsi and Dari.
Acquisition Information: Sites have been added incrementally since the project began and will continue to be added as they are identified.