Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Le «mapping report» sur l’Afghanistan: histoire d’un dossier escamoté

Le Temps (Geneva), 2 October 2010 «Dès décembre 2004, on a senti monter une certaine nervosité aux Nations unies à New York à propos d’une éventuelle publication», se souvient Patricia Gossman. Spécialiste de l’Afghanistan, chercheuse à l’International Center for Transitional Justice, elle a été l’un des trois rédacteurs du rapport. «Aucune raison officielle n’a été […]

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The Afghan Election, as Seen by Karzai’s Brother

New York Times, 1 October 2010 Read a letter to the editor by Ahmad Wali Karzai, including the following: ‘Fixing the Afghan election is impossible, even if someone were foolish enough to try. […] Of course, as an elected official, I supported candidates, mostly from my own tribe, the Popalzai. And I worked hard for […]

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Posner: The witch hunt of Mahmood Karzai

Washington Times, 1 October 2010 Mahmud Karzai’s lawyer speaks: The older brother of the President ‘is one of the few Afghan public figures brave enough to consistently call for a crackdown on corruption in his country’ and ‘has at times crossed American officials in the American Embassy in Kabul. Is it possible that a criminal […]

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How to write about Pakistan

Granta magazin, 28 September 2010 Four Pakistani writers say how. From one proposal: 1. Must have mangoes. […] 8. Characters originating in rural areas must fight to prove that their mango is bigger than yours. See what is in between 1) and 8) and what comes after.

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Afghan Equality and Law, but With Strings Attached

New York Times, 24 September 2010 Even small, innocent-looking projects – as this one by USAID to distribute kites on ‘Peace Day’ amongst Kabul children can go wrong, in this case the kites been hijacked by local police. In contrast, see the Reuters report ‘U.S. project flies democracy message on Afghan kite’ on the same […]

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