Stories about Afghanistan from May, 2007
Afghanistanica provides background to the recent shooting of protesters in northern Afghanistan.
Several Afghan bloggers have discussed Iranian government’s decision to expel Afghan refugees to Afghanistan. Some of these refugees have lived in Iran for years. Marine Gustavson, from Parsa NGO shows in our photo.You can see more photos here. Afghanistan's government called the consequences of sending back thousands of people to...
Peter Marton puts together a collection of random travel restrictions for those who may find themselves in Afghanistan.
Afghanistanica examines whether or not the controversial and outspoken Afghan legislator Malalai Joya is a hero or a reckless idealist.
Sun Leaf says that it would be wrong to legalize opium production in Afghanistan.
Afghanistanica discusses how bad behavior on the part of foreigners working in Afghanistan breeds resentment.
Afghanistanica surveys the scholarly blogs covering Afghanistan.
Joshua Foust says that transplanting drug interdiction strategies from Colombia into Afghanistan is a recipe for failure.
Afghanistanica wonders who is behind a string of assassinations of former Hizb-i Islami commanders in northern Afghanistan.
Afghanistanica remarks on the meaning of seating arrangements at a state dinner hosted by Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai at which President Bush was a guest.
Afghan Lord says that his Farsi language blog has been hacked after he wrote posts on sex and the Quran and sex in Islamic society. He had no archive of his posts and is looking for help.
Safrang asks whether or not there is an insurgency premium involved in attracting reconstruction funds in Afghanistan.
Sue Sypko shares thoughts on Central Asia blogs, bloggers, and their impact in the region.
Mohammad Fahim Khairy writes that Afghans must look to themselves rather than to the West to find answers for solving Afghanistan's problems.
Afghanistanica discusses “qawm,” a term for bounded social groups of various types, and what this means for identity in Afghanistan.
Õnne Pärl,a blogger and journalist from Estonia, writes about her 1 May experience in Kabul. She says, because of the mudjahedin parade in Kabul, there are suggestions to “keep low profile”. We see helicopters flying noisily over our heads, but it is the only thing what looks different. We are...