Category: Afghanistan

Malik Jalal: This Is What It Feels Like to Be Hunted by Drones

Singling out people to assassinate, and killing nine of our innocent children for each person they target, is a crime of unspeakable proportions

Meryl Nass: White House Makes a Big Deal of New Heroin Efforts

But Says Nothing about Stemming the Flow or Why We’re Still at War in Narco-State Afghanistan

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Alfred W. McCoy: How a Pink Flower Defeated the World’s Sole Superpower

America’s Opium War in Afghanistan

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Robert Fisk: Isis and the Taliban are brutally carving up modern Afghanistan

I have long nursed the suspicion that many of these groups, including some Taliban units and even Isis – let alone the government militias – are not fighting about religion or government at all, more about mafia power

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Kathy Kelly: Surveillance and Surveys

The U.S. invests billions in “intelligence” yet young Afghans provide more useful information about the majority of Afghans

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Kathy Kelly: Visits and Conversations in a Kabul Winter

The path out of war seems to involve creating peace where we can, in earnest community with people whose basic needs aren’t met

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Justin Podur: Who Is ISIS Afraid of?

Popular outrage in Afghanistan sees the Islamic State avoiding responsibility for beheadings

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Robert Fisk: You won’t hear it, but news from Afghanistan is bad

We don’t do “bad news” from Afghanistan or Iraq. It’s like a movie, replayed over and over again

Mateo Pimentel: The Billion-Dollar World Bank Experiment in Afghanistan

Discerning the ethical side of the World Bank’s research in Afghanistan is not small potatoes.

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Kathy Kelly: Flowers from Guantanamo

Here in Kabul, young friends with the Afghan Peace Volunteers look forward to learning more about “The Tea Project”

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