Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Brahimi’s Back?!

Foreign Policy (blog), 20 October 2010 As the US, Afghanistan and Taleban discuss commencing talks that might eventually strike a peace deal, former UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is ‘back on the scene’, writes Colum Lynch. He quotes ‘one UN-based official’ that Brahimi had been approached by the Americans and asked whether he might consider a […]

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Millions of Dollars for One-Year Roads

Killid Newsletter, 11 October 2010 ‘The millions of dollars spent on constructing roads throughout Afghanistan are often cited as an achievement. The asphalting of 6000 kms of roads […] in the past nine years ought to have transformed the face of the country’ writes author Hamed Kohestani but ‘. That this has not happened is […]

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Marines in Marjah face full-blown insurgency

AP, 7 October 2010 A few interesting sentences in this one on the much ballyhooed Marja operation: ‘Eight months on, the Taliban are still here in force, waging a full-blown guerrilla insurgency that rages daily’ […] Since then, Marjah has become a microcosm of the war itself — and a metaphor for an insurgency that […]

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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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