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· June, 2008

Stories about Afghanistan from June, 2008

Bosnia & Herzegovina: EUFOR Helicopter Crashes; Bosnian in Afghanistan Killed

YakimaGulagLiteraryGazett reports on the two Bosnia-related tragic accidents that have occurred recently.

Afghanistan: Costs and benefits

Peter Marton quotes a high-ranking German general, who admits that the costs and benefits of the Afghanistan mission have to be expected, not merely counted as they are at present.

Afghanistan: Taliban Retreat

Patrick Frost says that after a couple weeks of poor news regarding Afghani security, there was finally some positive developments as a force of Afghanistan troops supported by NATO armored...

Afghanistan: Brokenness of a Different Sort

Joshua Foust reports on an incendiary new report on the abuse of detainees in U.S. custody at overseas facilities like Bagram air base in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Displaced Families Face Lethal Circumstances

The Rumi reports that the problem of displaced families who currently live in camping in a desert nearby Mazar-I-Sharif city was discussed on the special meeting of Afghanistan Human Right...

Afghanistan: Toward Genuine “Afghanization”

Barnett R. Rubin offers a guest post by Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh, PhD, Director of the Center for Studies of International Relations (CERI) Program for Peace and Human Security, CERI/Institute of Political...

Afghanistan: Securing Future in Paris

Afghan PenLog opines on the Paris Support Conference, saying that the international community re-engaged in the country with a very light footprint.

Afghanistan: Landmines

Peter Marton analyzes the situation around security in Afghanistan amidst the fact that last year still over 600 people were killed by landmines and other unexploded explosive ordnance remaining behind...

Afghanistan: Lack of drinking water in Balkh province

The Rumi says that thousands of families have been forced to leave their homes due to food and drinking water scarcity in Balkh, northern province of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: FLOTUS Laura Bush visits Afghanistan

The Rumi reports that America’s First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Sunday June 8, 2008.

Afghanistan: The Politics of Democracy

Sanjar opines on the political situation in Afghanistan, saying that institutional building is failing while the society also remains weak.

Afghanistan: Building an Effective State?

SunLeaf provides a critical view on the World Bank's new report on Afghanistan entitled “Building an Effective State: Priorities for Public Administration Reform”.

Afghanistan: Karzai Down, Women Up

Patrick Frost reports that increasing pressure is being put on President Karzai’s ability to run the still unstable government of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Obscure Ethnicities, the Kalasha

Joshua Foust writes a post about Kalasha – the term used to describe the many people in Aghanistan, but they are probably refugees from the Ghaznavid empire.

Afghanistan: Blogging Workshop in Bamian

Nasim Fekrat announces the upcoming Blogging Workshop in Bamian, thus spreading the blogging skills to the regions of Afghanistan after the first seminar was held in Kabul earlier this year.

Afghanistan: Aid Industry and the Widening Government-NGO Competition

SunLeaf is analyzing the aid industry in Afghanistan, the prospects of funneling of significant portion of aid through the Afghan government and the looming NGO-government discord.

Afghanistan: Afghan Women’s Organisation

SunLeaf tells about the Toronto-based, Afghan Women’s Organisation, led by a committed and renowned social activist, Adeena Niazi, working both for thousands of Afghan communities across Greater Toronto Area and...

Poland, Afghanistan: Remembering Andy Skrzypkowiak

From the Frontline reports that during his trip to Afghanistan, Poland’s foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski “unveiled a plaque in honour of his friend, Andy Skrzypkowiak, a British war correspondent who...

Afghanistan: Relatively Measuring Success

Joshua Foust reflects on an argument that May was the most violent month in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion.

Afghanistan: Poppies to Perfumes

Barnett Rubin analyzes a story from Jalalabad this morning about the effort to develop the essential oil and fragrance industry in Afghanistan.

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