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“Afghanistan: The Next Phase” — What’s at Stake in the April 5 Elections and Beyond?

“Afghanistan: The Next Phase” — What’s at Stake in the April 5 Elections and Beyond?

[ 0 ] April 3, 2014 |

“There is a young and forward looking generation of youth that don’t want to associate themselves with the warlordism/the Civil War of the 1990s, that identify themselves as Afghans and don’t identify themselves necessarily along ethnic lines.  Afghanistan has a very robust and vital press compared to its neighbors I think. And they enjoy I […]

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WATCH: “Afghanistan: The Next Phase”

WATCH: “Afghanistan: The Next Phase”

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014 |

Emeritus Professor of Religion at Duke Bruce Lawrence moderates a discussion on Afghanistan with Wall Street Journal Reporter Nathan Hodge (via Skype in Kabul, Afghanistan) and Jayne Huckerby, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Center at Duke. READ HERE FOR COMPREHENSIVE SYNOPSIS. This discussion, held on February 26, 2014, was […]

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Who’s Who in the April 5 Afghanistan Presidential Election

[ 0 ] February 26, 2014 |

via IWPR (INSTITUTE FOR WAR & PEACE REPORTING)  on FEBRUARY 25, 2014:  Many of the 11 candidates running for president on April 5 are familiar faces in Afghan politics, as are some of the people they have nominated for the post of vice-president. Each candidate has named two running-mates, one for the post of first […]

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Pew: More Now See Failure than Success in Iraq, Afghanistan

[ 0 ] January 31, 2014 |

Little Partisan Gap in Views of Whether U.S. Has Reached Goals via PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR PEOPLE & THE PRESS on JANUARY 30, 2014:  After more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the public does not think the United States has achieved its goals in either country. About half of Americans (52%) say the […]

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Martha Raddatz Talks N.Korea, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, and Mideast Peace with Sec.Kerry

[ 0 ] December 16, 2013 |

via U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE on DECEMBER 15, 2013:  Transcript of  Interview by ABC This Week’s Martha Raddatz of Secretary of State John Kerry, conducted in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on December 15:  QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, I want to get right to reports out of North Korea that the young leader, Kim Jong-un, has executed his […]

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Human Rights Impetus “Waning” in Afghanistan (IWPR)

[ 0 ] December 11, 2013 |

by MINA HABIB for INSTITUTE FOR WAR & PEACE REPORTING’S AFGHAN RECOVERY REPORT (ARR Issue 471) on DECEMBER 10, 2013:   Mohammad Yousef, a 60-year-old from Paktia province, is in Kabul try to find out what has happened to his 14-year-old son. After he was detained by Afghan security forces, the boy has been missing for the […]

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Afghanistan: International Religious Freedom and US Foreign Policy (Berkley Center)

Afghanistan: International Religious Freedom and US Foreign Policy (Berkley Center)

[ 0 ] October 7, 2013 |

by BERKLEY CENTER FOR RELIGION, PEACE & WORLD AFFAIRS (GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY), AUGUST 2013:  Abstract:  This case study addresses the US push for government protection of religious freedom in Afghanistan and the challenges the concept has faced in Afghan society. In addition to providing an overview of the country’s recent history and religious demographics, the core […]

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WATCH: John Esposito on Islam, Muslim/Christian Relations, U.S.-Mideast Policy, the Arab Spring, Iraq, and Afghanistan

WATCH: John Esposito on Islam, Muslim/Christian Relations, U.S.-Mideast Policy, the Arab Spring, Iraq, and Afghanistan

[ 0 ] July 22, 2013 |

by GARRETT REDFIELD for PENN STATE INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS REVIEW on JULY 15, 2013:  Executive Editor Garrett Redfield had a chance to talk to Middle East expert Dr. John L. Esposito to get his insights on the Middle East, Muslims and Islam. Dr. John L. Esposito is the Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal […]

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Bruce Jentleson: Iraq, Afghanistan Can Serve as Lessons for Syria

Bruce Jentleson: Iraq, Afghanistan Can Serve as Lessons for Syria

[ 0 ] May 20, 2013 |

by BRUCE JENTLESON for DEUTSCHE WELLE on MAY 16, 2013:  Worse than not learning from history, is drawing the wrong lessons. The Iraq and Afghanistan wars carry lessons for the US and its allies in Syria. We just need to get it right, writes Bruce W. Jentleson. In a nutshell, there are two important lessons to […]

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Vanni Capelli: An Early Return in Afghanistan?

[ 0 ] April 1, 2013 |

by VANNI CAPELLI for WORLD POLICY (INSTITUTE) BLOG on MARCH 29, 2013:  Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s asserted this month that the United States and the Taliban are working in an opposed but complementary manner to destabilize his country and “prolong the presence of the American forces,”  each for their own ends. These controversial words are […]

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