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Aunohita Mojumdar

Afghanistan: Political Crisis Threatens Democratic Institutions

Almost lost amid an unfolding banking scandal in Afghanistan, a confrontation between...

Afghanistan: Dealing with the Trauma of War Onstage

The stage is just a couple of large dining tables covered with...

Afghanistan: Osama’s Death Stirs Uncertainty and Apprehension in Kabul

There were no scenes of spontaneous celebrations in Kabul on May 2,...

Afghanistan: UN Says Political and Humanitarian Concerns Don’t Mix

Humanitarian agencies working in Afghanistan have been saying it for years. Now...

Afghanistan: UN Losing PR Battle in Kabul

The United Nations is struggling to remain relevant in Afghanistan. At the...

Afghanistan: Donor Funding Missing Mark

Aid workers in Afghanistan say the expanding scope of the Islamic radical...

Afghanistan: Russia Will No Longer Be Deterred by Past Sins

Russia’s recent involvement in an anti-drug operation in Afghanistan indicates that the...

Afghanistan: Karzai Security Contractor Ban Could Assist Humanitarian Aid Work

President Hamid Karzai’s plan to shut down private security forces in Afghanistan...

Afghanistan: Karzai Puts Peace Hopes in Hands of Warlords

The High Peace Council, Afghanistan’s new vehicle for promoting reconciliation between President...

Afghanistan: Is UN’s 'Collective Ambiguity' Just Another Term for Surrender?

Inside the United Nations’ Kabul offices, senior officials have coined a phrase...

Afghanistan: Parliamentary Elections a Critical Point for Kabul

Afghanistan’s parliamentary election on September 18 is shaping up as a critical...

Can Kabul Conference Cover a Donor-Government Gap?

The largest international conference ever convened in Kabul is set to get...

Corruption Expanding at Alarming Rate in Afghanistan – Survey

A recent survey by Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) shows a sharp expansion...

Opium Use Skyrocketing in Afghanistan - UN

Afghanistan, the world’s largest opium producer and supplier is also a country...

Afghanistan: Amnesty Law Fuels Debate on Reconciliation Process

Sakina is angry. "Who is Karzai to forgive the deaths in my...

Afghanistan: Women's Rights Movement Slowly Taking Shape in Kabul

Palwasha Hassan had no idea that her impressive resume would be her...

Afghanistan: President Karzai Modifying Election Law in His Favor

A EurasiaNet Q & A with Grant Kippen, former Chairman of the...

Afghanistan: Constitutional Crisis Brews in Kabul over New Government Media Restrictions

Afghan journalists have a mixed reaction to a government ban on live...

Afghanistan: Loyal Political Opposition Feeling Left Out in the Cold

Violence in Afghanistan pays and offering the criticism of loyal opposition does...

Afghanistan: Decoding Reintegration and Reconciliation

"Reintegration" and "reconciliation" are two buzzwords that are driving stabilization efforts in...

Afghanistan: Kabul Observers Downbeat on London Conference

Observers and humanitarian aid workers in Kabul are giving lackluster reviews to...

Afghanistan: Aid Agencies Worry That London Conference Will Damage Humanitarian Mission

As donors and government officials converge on London to discuss ways to...

Afghanistan: Russia Expresses Desire to Raise its Profile in Kabul

A derelict building stands on the broad Darul Aman Avenue leading to...

Afghanistan: Human Rights Commission Disregards UN

Afghanistan's political deadlock deepened October 19 as the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC)...

Afghanistan: Is Power-Sharing Deal in the Offing in Kabul?

Widespread evidence of fraud marred Afghanistan's August 20 presidential vote and subsequently...

Afghanistan: UN Report Documents Steady Increase in Civilian Deaths

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan increased sharply during the first six months of...

Afghanistan: First Local Team Conquers Afghanistan's Highest Peak

Wakhis -- as the inhabitants of the valleys abutting Pakistan, Tajikistan and...

Afghanistan: United Nations Report Highlights Problem of Violence against Women

One of the first women to be elected to a public post...

Afghanistan: Private Security Contractors Become a Source of Public Scorn

A recent shootout in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar that left...

Afghanistan: Afghans Tracking Tehran Power Struggle

During Afghanistan's nearly 30 years of civil strife, over 2 million Afghans...

Afghanistan: Kabul Court Ruling Could Free Afghan Terrorism Suspects Held at Guantanamo

A short message on the back of Maj. Eric Montalvo's business card...

Afghanistan: Civil Casualties Remains a Divisive Issue for Kabul and Washington

Despite US efforts to minimize accidents, the issue of civilian deaths remains...

Afghanistan: Environmental Protection Initiative a Sign of Hope for Reconstruction

When Mustafa Zahir was growing up, he recalls meeting people who had...

Afghanistan: Exclusionary Humanitarian Aid Practices Hitting Hearts and Minds

The governor of Balkh, a northern Afghan province bordering Uzbekistan, is a...

Afghanistan: Presidential Politics Reveal Complexities in the Afghan Political System

One of the chief weaknesses of President Hamid Karzai's administration in Afghanistan...

Afghanistan's First Female Governor Strives to Change Attitudes and Habits

Habiba Sarobi is levying punitive fines -- fines for arriving late and...

Afghanistan: Is the Obligatory Sex Law Politically Motivated to Bolster Karzai's Poll Hopes?

Following an international outcry, officials in Afghanistan have backtracked on legislation that...

Afghanistan: International Aid Agencies Wary of US-Backed Security Surge

Despite increasing calls from aid agencies to let them handle Afghanistan's humanitarian...

Afghanistan: Obama Af-Pak Strategy and Afghanistan's Response

Cautious optimism in Kabul is greeting US President Barack Obama's new strategy...

Afghanistan: US and India Mull Ways to Contain the Taliban

In the past, a visit to India by a CIA director could...

Afghanistan: Undaunted, Bamiyan Province Ponders Tourism Possibilities

Investing in tourism at a time when most predict increasing violence in...

Afghanistan: Constitutional Crisis Developing in Kabul, as Karzai Strives to Remain Relevant

Afghanistan's fledgling Constitution is facing a test, as President Hamid Karzai and...

Afghanistan: Food Insecurity, the Problem That Never Went Away

Just as the United States is preparing for a massive reinforcement of...

Afghanistan: Resurrection of Museum Helping Forge New National Identity

A giant granite bowl standing in the entrance to the newly rebuilt...

Afghanistan: Media Outlets Under Siege

Afghan officials and international donors like to promote the country's "lively, free...

Afghanistan: American Expats Laud Obama Win, Voice Hope for US Policy Toward Afghanistan

It was a long night, but a short vigil. Expecting a drawn-out...

Afghanistan: Three-Nation Art Show Opens in Kabul

It is not often a painting arrives at an exhibition with the...

Afghanistan: Three-Nation Art Show Opens in Kabul

It is not often a painting arrives at an exhibition with the...

Afghanistan: Opinion Survey Reveals Increasing Worry Among Afghans

The lack of security outranks poor economic conditions as the population's top...

Afghanistan: A Down Year for Opium Production, But Is the Trafficking Threat Receding?

Afghanistan experienced a 19 percent decrease in the land under opium poppy...