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Michelle Barsa
Michelle Barsa is Senior Manager for Policy at Inclusive Security Action, where she focuses on expanding the role for women in Afghanistan’s peace and security processes. Michelle recently testified before Congress on the subject of women in the Afghan National Security Forces, based on her work with women in Afghan National Police and Afghan National Army.

Entries by Michelle Barsa

Finding a Role for the UN in Afghanistan

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2012 | 4:50 PM

Voting unanimously to renew the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) -- the UN's in-country political mission -- the UN Security Council last week reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the Afghan government's pursuit of security, stability, and democracy.

The revised mandate...

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The Time Is Ripe for a National Dialogue on Reconciliation

(3) Comments | Posted December 14, 2011 | 3:07 PM

After the tragic assassination of the head of the High Peace Council -- Professor Burnahuddin Rabbani -- in late September, many pundits took to the airwaves, blogosphere, and Twitterverse to predict the death of the reconciliation effort in Afghanistan. While the brazen killing was undoubtedly designed to derail the peace...

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