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Afghanistan: Civility And Consciousness vs. Tyranny And Discrimination

Lauren C Anderson | Posted 08.09.2016 | World
Lauren C Anderson

Vital Voices, an international non-profit, identifies, trains and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to transform lives, and to accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.

ISIS Claims Suicide Attack On Kabul Protest By Hazara Minority, Dozens Killed

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.24.2016 | World

KABUL (Reuters) - Twin explosions tore through a demonstration by members of Afghanistan’s mainly Shi’ite Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, ki...

How to Convert a Terrorist in Three Grades or Less

Jeffrey E. Stern | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Jeffrey E. Stern

There was a child we will call Meena. She lived in Pakistan. She was a child of energy and initiative. She was six years old when she attempted her first terrorist attack.

Afghanistan 2015: The Future of the Taliban

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 01.31.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

If the United States and NATO forces withdraw from Afghanistan, it is very likely that Russia will return to its traditional role as the Afghan government's principal sponsor. Already, the Kabul government has asked Moscow for additional military aid and Moscow has agreed to sell Afghanistan an unknown number of Mi-35 attack helicopters.

A Trip Through the Silk Road City Time Forgot

Paula Froelich | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Paula Froelich

One of the coolest things about travel is wandering into a place that time seems to have truly forgotten. These days, locations like that are few and far between -- but they still exist. One of the most special to me is Bamiyan, Afghanistan. I went there earlier this year for the Afghan Ski Challenge.

The Paradoxical Afghan/Iranian Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Humanitarian crises, sectarian clashes, and terrorism in Afghanistan will inevitably impact Iran. The Iranian government holds no illusions about Afghanistan's myriad of problems, nor is there any expectation that these will soon be resolved.

American Dreams Come True

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Parwiz Abrahimi is a brilliant, good-humored grad student at Yale who hopes to break new ground in science and medicine. It can be surprising to learn that when he was a toddler, however, his family was struggling simply to stay alive in Afghanistan.

Why Afghanistan Can't Wait

Kathy Kelly | Posted 10.10.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Last week, we spent three anxious hours in an outer waiting area of the "Non-Immigrant Visa" section of the U.S. consulate here in Kabul waiting for our young friends to return from a sojourn through the inner offices where they were being interviewed for visas to come speak to audiences in the United States.

The Sky As It Falls

Kathy Kelly | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Kathy Kelly

For the Afghan Peace Volunteers living in a working class area of Kabul's "Karte Seh" district, daily problem-solving requires a triage process.

Pakistan's Worsening Hazara Crisis

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 06.16.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

The Governor of Pakistan's lawless Balochistan province says the Army may be summoned in the provincial capital city, Quetta, after a dramatic escalation in ethnic and sectarian violence.

In Pakistan, the Hazaras Are Punished Over Race and Religion

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 06.06.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Currently, the Pakistani government does not have a clear policy on how to protect basic rights of communities such as the Hazaras, who face dual discrimination because of their race and also religious belief.

Life Is a Painful Wait Until the Next Attack for One Minority Group in Pakistan

Ahmad Shuja | Posted 12.07.2011 | World
Ahmad Shuja

While sectarian violence by its very nature is discriminatory, the attackers in Quetta have gone the extra step: Buses are stopped and the Shia of Hazara ethnicity are identified, lined up and shot in cold blood.

Afghanistan: Has Hamid Karzai Already Joined the Taliban?

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Iran Reaps Benefits from the Afghan War

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

The U.S.'s policy setbacks provide a great gift to the Iranian clerical rulers by helping them enhance their clout and expand their international maneuvering space against the West.

Ethnic Clashes Threaten Afghanistan's Peace Jirga

Ahmad Shuja | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmad Shuja

A divided Afghanistan with a growing Taliban influence is detrimental to U.S. efforts. The plight of the thousands of displaced families aside, the U.S. and its NATO allies should act out of their own interests.

McCain's Afghanistan: Macabre Visions Through The Eyes of an Ex-President

Shoaib Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shoaib Harris

Unlike McCain, who keeps recycling President Bush's bravado of catching "Bin Laden dead or alive," Obama, to his credit, has articulated his Afghanistan strategy more clearly.