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Afghan Private Schools Under Scrutiny

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IWPR, 31 October 2011 Maiwand Safi reports about a probe ordered by President Karzai over Kabul’s private schools. While parents decry sometimes substandard teaching and high fees, the MoE criticises that English is taught instead of Dari and Pashto in some of them. The Chamber of Commerce sees an undue interference into the private sector.

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27 April 2011: First AAN Occasional Paper on Mahmud Tarzi and the Wesh Zalmian movement

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This paper of its senior Analysts Thomas Ruttig represents the opening of AAN’s new series of occasional papers. It addresses the influence of the thoughts of Afghan nationalist and moderniser Mahmud Tarzi (1865-1933), foreign minister under reformer-king Amanullah (1919-29), on Afghanistan’s 1940/50s pro-democratic opposition movement, the Wesh Zalmian (Awakened Youth). Mahmud Tarzi and the movement […]

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Young Afghans Leaving in Droves

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Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 7 January 2011 Afghan journalist Shahpoor Saber reports from Herat where young educated Afghans are leaving to make better lives for themselves abroad as they see no future for people like them in a deteriorating security climate.

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5 May 2010: New Publication ‘Nation-Building Is Not for All’

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In this latest AAN report Afghanistan scholar Antonio Giustozzi explores the deeply political and contentious history of education in Afghanistan. The report discusses the development of state education over the last 90 years in the context of nation-building, and touches on a series of crucial issues, including the role of religion; the priority of government […]

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Separating the government, the Taliban and the people (2): Meanwhile in the provinces

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Meanwhile in the provinces the lines are blurring even further. This is illustrated by recent instructions from the Quetta shura on how to treat people working for the government or the internationals. The instructions were communicated to Taliban commanders in the south by traveling delegations and are said to have included a set of pointers […]

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