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Anand Gopal
Anand Gopal writes frequently about Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the "War on Terror." He is a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor based in Afghanistan. For more of his information and dispatches from the region, visit his website.

Blog Entries by Anand Gopal

Obama's Secret Prisons: Night Raids, Hidden Detention Centers, the "Black Jail," and the Dogs of War in Afghanistan

Posted January 28, 2010 | 12:19:22 (EST)

Cross-posted with

One quiet, wintry night last year in the eastern Afghan town of Khost, a young government employee named Ismatullah simply vanished.  He had last been seen in the town’s bazaar with a group of friends. Family members scoured Khost’s dust-doused streets for days. Village...

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What You Should Know About Women's Rights in Afghanistan

Posted April 13, 2009 | 13:08:27 (EST)

Just as the world's eyes are turning towards Afghanistan once again, a few conservative Afghan lawmakers are trying to pass a law that would, amongst other things, legalize marital rape, prohibit women from leaving the home without permission, deny them the right of inheritance, force a woman to "preen for...

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Who Are the Taliban?

Posted December 4, 2008 | 18:05:07 (EST)

This piece is a joint project of and the Nation Magazine, where a shorter version appears in print.

If there is an exact location marking the West's failures in Afghanistan, it is the modest police checkpoint that sits on the main highway 20 minutes south of Kabul....

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