Stories about Afghanistan from January, 2007
Sanjar says that a significant amount of aid to Afghanistan ends up in the pockets of Afghan leaders.
Josh Foust, writing at Registan.net, says that when Afghani women are left to their own devices, they prosper.
Safrang sees renewed international commitment to Afghanistan.
Joshua Foust says that NATO has realized a bit too late that Afghanistan is an unconventional conflict.
Safrang says that Afghanistan was not mentioned enough in President Bush's State of the Union Speech.
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 cock fighting is a traditional winter sport as is dog, camel fighting and donkey racing. In Morgh Janngi, men (only)...
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 being ignored.
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 over a misunderstanding.
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 to get the job done.
Afghan Lord posts a clip from Kabul Express, a Bollywood film that has been banned in Afghanistan for insulting the Hazara ethnic group.
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 heard in the movie, very negative comments are made about the Hazara ethnic group such as that these people are...