· July, 2010

Stories about Afghanistan from July, 2010

Afghan Bloggers on Wikileaks War Logs

  29 July 2010

Afghan bloggers writing in Dari appear to be relatively quiet in the aftermath of the leaked military reports posted on Wikileaks. Here are reactions from two Afghan bloggers.

Liveblog of global reactions to Wikileaks Afghanistan war logs

  26 July 2010

More than 90,000 classified U.S. military documents about the war in Afghanistan have been leaked. As an experiment, we are using Google Wave to live blog global blog and citizen media reactions to the war logs (#warlogs) made public today by Wikileaks, Der Spiegel, New York Times and The Guardian.

Afghanistan: Graft and bribes are endemic

  14 July 2010

Nick Fielding reviews a new report on corruption by Integrity Watch Afghanistan. Based on interviews with 6,500 people, the survey assesses the impact of corruption, the trust in state and non-state institutions, international anti-corruption efforts and the links between corruption and insurgency.

Afghanistan: Tribalism and the Taliban

  1 July 2010

Nick Fielding reviews a new “thoughtful, well-researched report” on how tribalist are the structures of Taliban, Afghanistan's largest insurgent movement between its tribal roots and Islamist ideology.

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