Talking Points

Articles with keyword "Afghanistan"

MADRE Talking Points on Women in Afghanistan: Confronting the Legacy of US-Supported Extremism

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

Background on Afghan Women’s ActivismMost people in the US assume that Taliban-style extremism is deeply ingrained in Afghan history and culture. In fact, it’s a recent imposition and a product of US intervention. Since the mid-1800s, Afghan governments have slowly...

MADRE Talking Points: Seven Reasons to Oppose a Troop Surge in Afghanistan

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building

We know that elements in the military and Congress exerted great pressure on President Obama to ratchet up the war on Afghanistan. To achieve a more rational and peaceful outcome, we need to exert a counter-pressure. MADRE calls on the...

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