Joe Schumacher quizzes Elizabeth Griffin of Essex University on her Amnesty International sponsored inquiry into Human Rights and the Justice system in Afghanistan. She argues for a bigger role for the UN and greater emphasis on security first.
Developing Afghanistan: Past Experiences from Jack Maresca Author: Interview conducted by Nicole Loschke- PCM Assistant Editor Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 12/07/2009 Q: Knowing what you know about the development of Afghanistan and reflecting back on the political climate after the Cold War, compared to now,
The present approach of engaging regional players in Afghanistan by the United States could be scuttled by the bargaining postures of Iran, Russia, Pakistan, India and China on various issues of mutual concern. Rather than overtly depending on United States for guiding India through its AfPak strategy, India needs to
Dumb, Stupid Animals to be Used Author: Kim Petersen Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 07/04/2007 Category: Book Review Home Front: The Government’s War on Soldiers By Rick Anderson (Clarity Press, 2004) ISBN: 0-932863-41-8 Rick Anderson, a reporter for Seattle Weekly, opens his book, Home Front: The Government’s
"I know that Obama's election has brought great hopes to peace-loving people in the United States. But for Afghans, Obama's military buildup will only bring more suffering and death to innocent civilians..."
-- Afghan parliamentarian Malalai Joya
This essay revisits the classical argument of democratic-peace in reference to more recent political events, including the US and UK led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and concludes that democracy in and of itself is an insufficient indicator of a given state's likelihood of engaging in war. The message of
The undetermined question: where will Afghanistan go next? Taking a step forward – Al Santoli provides a solution oriented analysis of the insurgency in Afghanistan. Treading through a mud thick of strife, other options must be considered to overcome the increasing number of attacks on civilians and foreign parties and
Muhammed Nawaz Khan provides a comprehensive analysis of opportunities and challenges for interaction between non-state armed groups (NSAGs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Afghanistan. If such interactions are approached strategically and in a principled way, Khan argues, NSAGs may be brought into development and peacebuilding efforts, and provide the necessary
This week marks the 10 year anniversary of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in retribution for the terrorist attacks of 9/11. In this essay, Hye Young Kim considers alternative responses to the moral outrage of terrorism, and proposes an intercultural dialogue rejecting violence and focusing on justice, humanity, and diversity.