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· January, 2007

Stories about Afghanistan from January, 2007

Afghanistan: Aid & Corruption

Sanjar says that a significant amount of aid to Afghanistan ends up in the pockets of Afghan leaders.

Afghanistan: Prospering Women

Josh Foust, writing at Registan.net, says that when Afghani women are left to their own devices, they prosper.

Afghanistan: Renewed Commitment

Safrang sees renewed international commitment to Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Unconventional

Joshua Foust says that NATO has realized a bit too late that Afghanistan is an unconventional conflict.

Afghanistan: State of the Union

Safrang says that Afghanistan was not mentioned enough in President Bush's State of the Union Speech.

Afghan Whispers: Cock Fighting, Winter, and Insecure Borders

Afghan Lord talks about a new sport in Afghanistan, cock fighting. You can watch a video clip of cock fighting on Afghan Lord's blog.The blogger adds, Morgh Janngi which means...

Afghanistan: Troop Surge

Safrang notices some calls for a troop surge in Afghanistan that, though it may not come to pass, draws attention to the situation in the country and keeps it from...

Afghanistan: To Guantanamo for a Misunderstanding

Sanjar Qiam tells the story of Faqeer Ahmadi, a 34 year old man from the Kharwar district of Afghanistan's Wardak province who was held at Guantanamo Bay for a year...

Afghanistan: Human Failure of Reconstruction

Joshua Foust writes on the US and NATO's failures in Afghanistan, arguing that the failures to get the situation entirely under control indicates that the US does not care enough...

Afghanistan: Kabul Express

Afghan Lord posts a clip from Kabul Express, a Bollywood film that has been banned in Afghanistan for insulting the Hazara ethnic group.

Afghan Whispers: Kabul Express, 5 More Years, and Lack of Legitimacy

Dialogue 3 talks about an Indian film, Kabul Express, which has created a lot of noise in Afghanistan without being shown on Afghanistan. The blogger says according to what is...

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