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· May, 2007

Stories about Afghanistan from May, 2007

Afghanistan: Context to Crackdown

Afghanistanica provides background to the recent shooting of protesters in northern Afghanistan.

Afghan Whispers:Refugees,War Lords and Orphanages

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...

Afghanistan: Travel Restrictions

Peter Marton puts together a collection of random travel restrictions for those who may find themselves in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Heroism or Recklessness?

Afghanistanica examines whether or not the controversial and outspoken Afghan legislator Malalai Joya is a hero or a reckless idealist.

Afghanistan: Don't Legalize

Sun Leaf says that it would be wrong to legalize opium production in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Bad Behavior

Afghanistanica discusses how bad behavior on the part of foreigners working in Afghanistan breeds resentment.

Afghanistan: Scholarly Blogs

Afghanistanica surveys the scholarly blogs covering Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Angling For Failure?

Joshua Foust says that transplanting drug interdiction strategies from Colombia into Afghanistan is a recipe for failure.

Afghanistan: Mysterious Assassinations

Afghanistanica wonders who is behind a string of assassinations of former Hizb-i Islami commanders in northern Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Seating Arrangements

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.

Afghanistan: Blogger Hacked

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...

Afghanistan: Insurgency Premium

Safrang asks whether or not there is an insurgency premium involved in attracting reconstruction funds in Afghanistan.

Central Asia: Bloggers Unite

Sue Sypko shares thoughts on Central Asia blogs, bloggers, and their impact in the region.

Afghanistan: Looking Inward

Mohammad Fahim Khairy writes that Afghans must look to themselves rather than to the West to find answers for solving Afghanistan's problems.

Afghanistan: Qawm

Afghanistanica discusses “qawm,” a term for bounded social groups of various types, and what this means for identity in Afghanistan.

Afghan Whispers:1 May,Kidnappings and Problems in Iran

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...

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