Stories about Afghanistan from September, 2008
Joshua Foust thinks that long-term development goals are a critically missing piece of the Western agenda in Afghanistan.
Joshua Foust takes issue with an essay about how to “win” in Afghanistan.
Joshua Foust notes some of the problems with the American conceptions of Afghan society, and how that is influencing bad policy.
Azar Balkhi reports that following the language dispute in the Balkh province of Afghanistan, in which students of the local university entered into a clash with the police, the protesters went on a hunger strike.
Nasim Fekrat reports on the fact that the Taliban insurgents use US-made Stinger anti-aircraft guided missiles. Just a few weeks ago, there was a deadly US helicopter crash caused by a Stinger in southern Afghanistan.
Azar Balkhi reports that a rival tribes provocation allegedly was behind the US air-strikes which killed up to 90 civilians in a village in western Afghanistan.
The 8th Circle draws attention to the Transatlantic Trends 2008 report, dealing with e.g. views toward a Reassertive Russia, NATO’s mission in Afghanistan, and Turkey’s relations with the West.
Azar Balkhi reports that for the first time in Afghan history, first policewomen were appointed on official positions in Herat, western province of Afghanistan.
Afghan Blogger posts a speech by the Political Counselor of the Afghanistan Embassy in Washington, DC, concerning the upcoming 2009 Afghan Presidential Election.
Azar Balkhi reports that the Taliban militias attacked a convoy of stationary and burned over 80,000 textbooks, which were to be delivered to the secondary schools of the northern Afghanistan.