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Joshua Foust · July, 2008

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Latest posts by Joshua Foust from July, 2008

Afghanistan: Seeking Justice

Despite its reputation for a very conservative brand of Islam, Afghanistan is deeply torn. Before the recent decades of war, the country was more known for its mystical Sufism that attracted crowds of hippies and tourists than anything else; the Soviet War helped entrench a more fundamentalist brand of Islam...

Afghanistan: Violence in the Hazarajat, Protests in Kabul

  28 July 2008

Afghanistan is one of those countries where minority issues drive nearly everything. They form the basis for why President Hamid Karzai is “the best game in town,” but also why he should resign. They form the fundamental structure of the national government, with ethnic set-asides (Kuchis get 10 seats in...

Afghanistan: Bombing in Kabul

There was a massive suicide bombing at the Indian Embassy in Kabul Monday, killing upwards of 40 people and injuring hundreds more. Many expats and locals are confused at why the crowds near the Indian embassy—which resides on a pleasant and well guarded street by most accounts filled with bookstores...

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Joshua Foust studies international relations. In real life he’s spent the vast majority of his adult life doing defense and intelligence consulting for the U.S. government. His writing discusses energy, military, and foreign policy, and the cultural components of contemporary warfare. Joshua is also a regular contributor to The Columbia Journalism Review, where he analyzes American media coverage of conflict zones.

He's lived in Kazakhstan and Afghanistan, and wants to go back to both.

Joshua currently lives in a nameless Midwestern metropolis in America. In 2006 he was named, among others, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.

Joshua also blogs at Registan.net, which is devoted to Central Asia and the Caucasus.


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