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Articles with keyword "Afghanistan"

"Muslim Rage": So Much Easier Than Thinking

Posted on: Thursday, September 27, 2012

Keywords: Middle East, Libya, Egypt, Afghanistan, Yemen, US Policy

This piece was originally published in Common Dreams. I know you’re not stupid, but the mainstream media seems to think you are. Why else would Newsweek’s front page feature a picture of an angry man wearing a turban and run the headline,...

"Afghan Good Enough" Isn't Good Enough

Posted on: Monday, May 21, 2012

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, US Foreign Policy, Combating Violence Against Women

It's not enough for NATO to simply lower expectations and leave Afghans to clean up the mess.

US No Help to Afghan Rape Survivors

Posted on: Monday, December 5, 2011

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, US Foreign Policy, Combating Violence Against Women

Standing with Afghan rape survivors does not mean supporting US military occupation.

Pressing Reset on the Afghanistan Debate: Toward Ending the War and Upholding Women's Rights

Posted on: Friday, February 18, 2011

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, Combatting Violence Against Women

This week, policy circles have been buzzing with the news of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s appointment of Marc Grossman, a career diplomat and former US Ambassador to Turkey, as the new special envoy to Afghanistan and...

Six Alternatives to a Troop Surge in Afghanistan

Posted on: Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

Tonight, President Obama will tell us that he must expand the war on Afghanistan in order to end it. He will say that another troop surge is necessary to prevent al-Qaeda from using Afghanistan as a base. What he won’t...

Afghan Democracy is Flat-lining--And Only Women Can Save It

Posted on: Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan

By the time the first ballot is cast in Afghanistan's August 20 election, hopes for a democratic outcome will already be dead. The Obama Administration is billing Afghanistan's second Parliamentary election in 30 years as a milestone in that country's...

Afghan Women Confront Human Rights Crisis

Posted on: Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building

To help shore up domestic support for its war in Afghanistan, the Bush Administration spoke often of the need to free Afghan women from the Taliban. Indeed, that regime robbed women of even a minimal degree of self-determination, violating basic...

Afghan Women Speak Out

Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan

Debate over military policy in Afghanistan is a constant feature of US news these days. We've heard a lot from generals, politicians, and pundits, but very little from Afghans themselves. As the most impoverished and discriminated-against sector of Afghan society,...

US Air Strikes in Afghanistan Kill 90 Civilians

Posted on: Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Keywords: Peace Building, Afghanistan, Middle East

Last week, in one of the most devastating attacks since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, US air strikes took the lives of at least 90 civilians—including 60 children. These numbers have been verified by a team of UN...

Justice Not Vengeance: A MADRE Tool Kit in Response to the September 11 Attacks and the US War Against Afghanistan

Posted on: Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, US Foreign Policy

The attacks of September 11 in New York and Washington, D.C. have given people in the US a terrible but important insight into the experiences of so many of our sisters and their families around the world, who regularly feel...


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