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· March, 2010

Stories about Afghanistan from March, 2010

Afghanistan: Where all the donor money went

Nick Fielding analyzes the Afghan Finance Ministry's latest Donor Financial Review. The really interesting question is how much of all those billions is still in Afghanistan, he says.

Afghanistan: Government websites review

Nick Fielding reviews the Afghan governmental websites and finds that they are mostly moribund.

Tajikistan: Afghan Refugees in Tajikistan

Christian Bleuer reflects on a video report about Afghan refugees in Tajikistan, saying that this is just one of many issues in the country that it is ill-equipped to handle.

Afghanistan: Film archive survives or not

Nick Fielding reports on the fact that the continuing survival of the Afghan National Film Archive, containing the only known copies of some Afghan films and documentaries, remains precarious.

Afghanistan: Does Iran support the Taliban?

Joshua Foust doubts whether reports of Iranian support to the Taliban are credible.

Afghanistan: Counterinsurgency is not just Talibans

Joshua Foust reflects on how the U.S. military chooses to portray the communities where it operates.

Afghanistan: Did the US invade Afghanistan?

Nasim Fekrat reviews nine years of the US presence in Afghanistan and says that those cannot be considered as “invasion”.

Afghanistan: Attacks in Khost

Joshua Foust reviews the background of a recent suicide attack in Khost, Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Photo-project for youth

Afghan PenLog reports on the international photography trainings project for the young men and women of Aghanistan, which has taken place in Philadelphia and ended up with an exhibition.

Afghanistan: Talking with insurgents

Joshua Foust criticizes the American push to negotiate with insurgent leaders in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Abandon the drug war to save it

Joshua Foust argues that in Afghanistan the U.S. should abandon its war on drugs if it hopes to ever reduce the drugs trade.

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