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· April, 2010

Stories about Afghanistan from April, 2010

Afghanistan: Taliban reintegration plans

Nick Fielding reflects on the plans to reintegrate Taliban fighters back into society of Aghanistan, reviewing a new report by the Afghan Analysts Network.

Afghanistan: Kabul’s Restaurant Raids

Kabul expat writes that last week four of most popular alcohol-serving restaurants in the capital of Afghanistan were raided in quick succession, sending chills through the expat community.

Afghanistan: Forgotten Hindus and Sikhs

Afghanistan is home to many ethnicities and religions, including small communities of Hindus and Sikhs, Nick Fielding says and tells some facts about the history and culture of these groups.

Afghanistan: The insurgency leader speaks up

Nick Fielding reviews the rare interview with Sirajuddin Haqqani, commander of Taliban forces in Paktia, Khost and Paktika (Afghanistan).

Afghanistan: Grapples with drug problem

Nasim Fekrat says that there are more than two million drug users in the country, and this number has doubled over the past two years.

Afghanistan: Some Tricky Numbers

Joshua Foust analyzes the latest freshly released numbers about opium seizures in Afghanistan.

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