Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Loaves, not bombs, pose significant threat

Asia Times online, 17 September 2010 The two authors warn that Afghanistan ‘faces a serious food crisis, especially through the southern, eastern and central regions, which is adding to the burden for a war-ravaged nation’. The reasons are ‘a nationwide decrease in wheat output’, floods, drought and fires in neighbouring countries so that imports become […]

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For once, Afghans turn against Taliban

Denver Post, 12 September 2010 In a rare show of popular resistance, residents of the Nejrab district of Kapisa province have driven the Taleban out of their area after growing tired of them interfering in reconstruction work, reports the daily based on a report by Kabul-based IWPR.

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Afghan Former Militants Rejoin Insurgency

IWPR, 8 August 2010 Afghan reporter Zia Ahmadi describes how former Taleban fighters who ‘joined the government’ in Herat defected back to the insurgents after Kabul failed to fulfill promises of work and development – which should serve as a warning for everybody too enthusiastic about ‘reintegration’..

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