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Joshua Foust

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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...

Afghanistan: Women's Day in the Unrest Country

March the Eighth was the International Women's Day, a global celebration of the unsung heroes who make society function. Afghan bloggers noted it was happening, but placed the long struggle...

Afghanistan: Returned Refugees, Police Fatigue and Freezing Children

There has been a series of articles on the plight of Afghanistan's police. Bipasha Ray notes one of the many problems facing the creation of a police force from scratch:...

Afghanistan: From Bhutto to Christmas, Child Marriage to the Plight of Women

Joshua Foust briefly considers the murder of Benazir Bhutto, then looks at what else is affecting the country—notably, the growing problem of child sexual exploitation.

Afghanistan: Jirgas and Distortion

A while ago, we learned that Hamid Karzai was willing to negotiate with the Taliban. Little has come of that, and Afghanistanica offers an explaination: I would love to see...

Afghanistan: Rumors Fly About the Baghlan Bombing

The horrible suicide bombing of November 6 in Baghlan, which killed dozens, including several members of parliament, has consumed the Afghan blogosphere. I was made privy to a rumor about...

Afghanistan: Corruption, Beauty, and Hope for the Future

Afghan blogger Mohammad Fahim Khairy asks, is President Hamid Karzai out of touch? "On the night of the [suicide] attack, Karzai showed up on national television and announced “The attacker...

Afghanistan: The Not-So-Obvious Problems

Joshua Foust takes a survey of some of the less "sexy" problems facing Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Remembering September 11, 2001

Joshua Foust spent September 11, 2007 thinking about what he calls "the original war on terror," in Afghanistan. He collects local opinion and searches for hope amid the chaos.

Afghanistan: Culture, Clash

In this week's Afghanistan blog tour, Joshua Foust reports about culturally insensitive footballs, the beautiful city of Herat, suicide bombs in Kabul and a lack of foreign investment.

Afghanistan: Errors of Judgment

In his first roundup for Global Voices, Joshua Foust takes a tour of mostly Western experts on Afghanistan to see where and how things are changing. This week, he focuses...

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