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A new Afghan Shia Leader: Return to quietism versus political Islam?

Qayoom Suroush

A new leader is emerging in Afghanistan’s Shia community, one who so far has chosen to abstain from any presence or involvement in the religious or political affairs of the country. Ayatollah Mohammad Eshaq Fayaz is being supported by Afghan Shia – among them rather influential figures such as Second Vice President Sarwar Danish – […]

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Cost Of Wars In Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan To Reach $3.7 Trillion: Report


Huffington Post, 29 June 2011 Read the summary of a Brown UNiversity report – and find the link to the full report there.

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Afghanistan is (still) not Iraq

Kate Clark

One of the monsters thought to be slain has raised one of its ugly heads again: the ‘let’s replicate our Iraq success in Afghanistan’ discussion, seasoned with ‘yes we know Afghanistan is not Iraq but…’ attachments. See the surge that supposedly has brought a decrease of violence in Baghdad and elsewhere and has been replicated […]

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