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Afghanistan: This and That

A few items… 1. Eurasianet and the FPA’s Global Food Crisis blog have once again highlighted the plight of hunger in the Afghan state.  The Eurasianet report states that around 40,000 Afghan citizens die every year because of hunger, way overshadowing those that are killed by violent conflict, though the ...

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Drones Doing Their Job Maybe Too Well

Drones Doing Their Job Maybe Too Well

Pakistani intelligence officials briefed the US military yesterday and though they agreed that American drone attacks were degrading Al Qaeda’s leaders and more importantly their ability to foment far reaching violence, that the radical group, partnered with the Taliban, was increasingly destabilizing the Pakistani state.  As much as ...

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FPA Blogs and Afghanistan

*Update: Here is my review of Adeeb Khalid’s ‘Islam after Communism’ on the CA site. Josh Hammer of FPA’s ‘Terrorism‘ blog, wrote a fierce criticism of the Pakistani governments move to grant the Swat region autonomy. Hammer rightly fears that this may lead to other such claims of ...

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Kyrgyzstan: Manas Airbase 'Let Down'

Kyrgyzstan: Manas Airbase 'Let Down'

The Kyrgyzstan Parliament finally passed a law requiring the United States military to leave the Manas airbase in 6 months, though when this clock starts ticking is unsure. The US has not given up however, and US Secretary of Defense Bob Gates stated yesterday that negotiations were still ...

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US-Afghanistan: Troop Surge and Strategy Fallback

US-Afghanistan: Troop Surge and Strategy Fallback

**Welcome!!!  My Foreign Policy Association ‘Afghanistan and Central Asia’ blog has been split in two and I will be the main blog writer for this Afghanistan blog.  I will write up a quick summary of what I plan to cover and emphasize on this site in the next couple days. ...

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Coming Soon: Afghanistan Blog

Welcome to the Foreignpolicyblogs.com blog, the latest addition to the Foreign Policy Blogs network.

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