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· June, 2010

Stories about Afghanistan from June, 2010

Afghanistan: Drug use keeps on rising

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...

Afghanistan: Parliamentary elections in the unstable country

Nasim Fekrat writes that out of the Afghanistan’s 364 election districts, only 11 are stable as the parliamentary elections scheduled for September 18 are nearing. The fact questions the vote's...

Australians Challenge Afghanistan War Commitment

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...

Afghanistan: Death of al-Qaeda's leader

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...

Afghanistan: Reintegrating Taliban fighters

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: Fresh Allegations Against Karzai

Nasim Fekratْ reports that Taliban revealed information regarding its relationship with the Afghan authorities.

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