Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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How America’s War Devastated Afghanistan’s Environment

New Lines Magazine, 25 September 2023 Another painstakingly detailed report by Lynzy Billings, this time gathering evidence from Afghans who lived near vast bases say the US (and other nations’) military’s lack of protections poisoned the land and sickened their children, perhaps for generations. That those testimonies are not plucked from (un)clean air is suggested […]

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The Mythology of Afghanistan as a Haven for Terrorism

The National Interest, 24 September 2023 “Mistaken beliefs in foreign affairs, including ones that are widely held and drive major policies, can persist for a long time. … So it is with the role of Afghanistan in international terrorism.” The author – a former National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia and CIA […]

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Leben im Dunkeln: Minenarbeit [mining work] in Afghanistan

Tageszeitung, 26 June 2023 Reportage (in (German) and magnificent photographs by Italian journalist Francesca Borri from the coal mines of Dara-ye Suf in Samangan where child labour is abundant and, since the Taleban new takeover, university graduates without perspective are toiling under unbelievably dire security conditions. Many of them, still hoping for support from the […]

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