· June, 2010

Stories about Afghanistan from June, 2010

Afghanistan: Drug use keeps on rising

  24 June 2010

Nick Fielding reviews a report from the UN's Office of Drug Control, which indicates that almost a million people in Afghanistan – roughly 8 per cent of the population between 15 and 64 years old – are drug addicts.

Australians Challenge Afghanistan War Commitment

  24 June 2010

Even before Barack Obama sacked General McCrystal, Australia bloggers were questioning the commitment of troops to the Afghanistan war. This has intensified with the deaths of five soldiers in the last couple of weeks.

Afghanistan: Death of al-Qaeda's leader

  15 June 2010

Nick Fielding reports on the death of Sheikh Mustafa Abu al-Yazid in a US drone strike in North Waziristan, noting that it came as a huge blow for al-Qaeda, as soon as the man was the head of the organisation in Afghanistan since May 2007.

Afghanistan: Reintegrating Taliban fighters

  15 June 2010

Nick Fielding reviews a new report by the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Australia, devoted to the issue if the Afghan Government's reintegration and reconciliation efforts bring peace to Afghanistan.

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