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· October, 2007

Stories about Afghanistan from October, 2007

Afghanistan: Karzai Wants U.S. to End Airstrikes

Afghanistan Watch quotes reports on the President Karzai’s primetime appearance on CBS last Sunday, where he repeatedly called for a rollback of airstrikes in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Private Military Contractors

Afghanistan Watch quotes an online foreign policy daily World Politics Review, which has published a piece devoted to the private security contractors in Afghanistan. As reported, the media has generally...

Afghanistan: NATO Leases Out?

Afghanistan Watch reports on the NAYO decision to lease cargo helicopters (perhaps, from Russia and Ukraine) because members of the alliance again refused to provide airlift out of their own...

Afghanistan: Hungarian presence expansion

My State Failure Blog provides an update on the planned expansion of Hungarian troops presence in Afghanistan, saying that the official announcements about it are quite blurred.

Afghanistan: Exports Go Up

Afghanistan Watch reports that the country's exports, which are 10 times lower than imports, have shown the upward trend this year.

Afghanistan: Asia Foundation Survey

Afghanistan Watch looks inside the Asia Foundation's latest survey of the Afghani people and notes that it paints a nuanced picture and provides some fascinating data on various issues: from...

Afghanistan: Countering the Narcotics

Informed Comment Global Affairs continues its series of posts to analyze the main aspects of counter-narcotics policy in Afghanistan, in response to the recently published U.S. Counter-Narcotics Strategy for Afghanistan...

Afghanistan: The View from Herat

Informed Comment Global Affairs reports on the 17th meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Economic Cooperation Organization that has taken place in Herat last week, being focused on...

Afghanistan:Freedom of press in danger

Baktash Syavash,blogger and journalist has interviewd[Fa]Tavab Nyazi, an Afghan journalist who was jailed for seven months.Yavab Nyazi was accused of collaborating with Taliban.The blogger writes that Nyazi was jailed illegally...

Afghanistan:Video films from war front

Vaughan Smith has published several video films about war in Afghanistan in From the Frontline.

Afghanistan:Father of Saffron

Safrang writes about a man who used to be a opium poppy growing farmer and then he shifted to grow saffron.The blogger says this man who is called “father of...

Afghanistan:Four years old bride

Nasim Fekrat writes[Fa] about the story of a girl who was forced to get married at the age of four with a thirty years old man. The blogger adds that...

Afghanistan: Corruption, Beauty, and Hope for the Future

Afghan blogger Mohammad Fahim Khairy asks, is President Hamid Karzai out of touch? "On the night of the [suicide] attack, Karzai showed up on national television and announced “The attacker...

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