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· February, 2009

Stories about Afghanistan from February, 2009

Afghanistan: Rights Activist Selected as Young Global Leader

Azar Balkhi reports that Fawzia Koofi, an outstanding human rights activist and the first female deputy speaker of the Afghanistan's parliament, was named “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic...

Afghanistan: Prison, Poverty and Politics

While the Obama administration has announced that an additional 17,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan to confront the rising insurgency, Afghan bloggers keep talking about the daily challenges facing...

Uzbekistan: U.S. Airbase Seeking New Home

Elina reports that after the American airbase has been closed in Kyrgyzstan, a top U.S. general is visiting Uzbekistan to discuss alternative supply routes for the army in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: The Unlamented Death

Colla says that the death of Taliban commander Mullah Ghulam Dastagir last night in an airstrike in the northwestern province of Afghanistan brings to a bloody end a saga which...

Afghanistan: ANSF to the Rescue

Joshua Foust notes that during the Wednesday suicide bombers attack in Kabul, most of the terrorists were stopped by the Afghan police were able to put an end to the...

Former Soviet Union: The Legacy of Afghanistan

Window on Eurasia writes that across the former Soviet Union, “a debate is raging between those who believe the Soviet intervention [in Afghanistan] led to the demise of the Soviet...

Afghanistan: “Copyright on God’s Words”

Amila Bosnae reacts to the news of a death sentence given to two Afghans who “translated the Quran into one of their country’s languages.”

Afghanistan: Newfound Popularity in the US

Patrick Frost notes how much the US media is now concentrating on the war in Afghanistan as the war in Iraq is dropping further and further onto the back pages.

Afghanistan: Leaked Document Points at Corruption

Azar Balkhi writes about the leaked governmental document, which indicates exorbitant salaries for consultants and officials in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Who are we?

Azar Balkhi provides an in-depth analysis of the Afghan national identity, covering both linguistic and historical roots of the nation.

Afghanistan: Presidential Election Delayed

Patrick Frost reports that the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan has decided to postpone the country’s presidential election until August 20th for the reason of registering more voters, setting up...

Afghanistan: Detour Dispatches

Joshua Foust, a longtime blog expert on Afghanistan, starts his insightful travelogue notes from the visit to the country he wrote so much about.

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