Pakhtunkhwa Times

Pakhtunkhwa vs Punjab

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Pakhtunkhwa vs politicians!
M Waqar
The Frontier Post
Monday, December 22, 2008
I was shocked to read some news reports and statements of PML(N) leaders over the name Pakhtunkhwa and it seems like they are generating new issue of hate and divide in this province. Let’s not make it a political issue. One should not politicize an issue for own interest.I see no reason for denying Pukhtoons the legitimate name of their province on the grounds that this will increase ethnic tension. On the contrary, if anything, it will defuse the existing tension. Let’s not forget what happened to East Pakistan when West Pakistan denied them their right of Bengali language. The problem is Pakistani politicians never learn from history, these politicians need to understand that Pakistan’s imposition of Urdu on East Pakistan was a mistake. It seems like some opportunist politicians of PML(N) in the province are trying to create political tension over Pakhtunkhwa. People in Pakhtunkhwa wants to be recognized as a nationality in their own right and for this they want their living place to be given their name Pakhtunkhwa. Why can Punjabis have Punjab, Sindhis Sindh, Baluchis Balochistan, but Pakhtuns can’t have Pakhtoonkhwa? why Pakhtoon are being treated like occupied Palestine who will breakaway at the first chance.? and if do decide to break off, trust me with all its might, Pakistan can’t prevent that. Pakistan couldn’t beat Bengalis into submission and it can never force Pakhtuns into submission. Its stupid that some people who consider themselves super patriotic imply that Pakhtuns are any less patriotic than themselves. Let me remind those self-declared super Pakistanis that Punjab did not have any option except joining Pakistan. Punjab had to join Pakistan. But we Pakhtuns had a choice to join our brothers in Afghanistan, with whom we share not only our ancestry but our culture, our history, our tradition, and our language, but Pakhtuns decided to stay with Pakistan. How can someone from Punjab or Sindh or any other part of Pakistan give us a lecture on patriotism? I think these people are the one who needs a lesson in patriotism, because by suppressing minorities right and denying them their identity they are weakening Pakistan NOT Pakhtuns. Its tragic that Pakistani politicians did NOT learn any lesson from history. Bengalis were at the forefront in the struggle for Pakistan but when Pakistan suppressed them and denied them their rights and their identity what happened? We all know the end result. By calling Bengalis traitors because they demanded their rights they were converted into traitors. Alas we could learn from history because if we don’t, history is doomed to repeat itself. Acceptance of history is a good sign, no wonder, but learning no lesson from it is unforgivable. Please someone help me to understand how renaming NWFP is gonna break Pakistan or divide people in this province? And please don’t give me the crap about patriotism and Islamic unity. Whats wrong with Pakhtuns having their identity in Pakistan like Punjabis, Sindhis, and Balochis? It’s the politicians who are making mess over the name not the people living in this province. Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan are border provinces too why they are not called, east-south, north-east or south-west provinces why these provinces are called with identity of race residing inside that territory? We are unanimous on one thing that people from this province are all pathan if all are not Pashtun. So please take back the British name and give us our own name. The usage of Pakhtunkhwa in Pakhto poetry dates back to the middle ages. The word is a combination of two words – that is Pakhtun and Khwa. Pakhtun or Pashtun is a noun while Khwa means side. Culturally there is no doubt that the land was called Pakhtunkhwa in Pushtu literature since 15th century .The word Pakhtunkhwa was also used in the modern poetry by contemporary poets like Qalandar Momand (1930-2003) long before it was suggested as the nomenclature for the NWFP. The name NWFP is certainly a misnomer today since it does not satisfy the aspirations of the people of the province. Three of the four provinces the Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan, got their own identity either through their environment or inhabitants. But the NWFP has been named neither after the historical and cultural background of the inhabitants nor derived its name from environment. Since the name (NWFP) does not reflect the true ethnic identity of its inhabitants, therefore a demand for its change is a logical consequence but unfortunately the matter has turned into a controversial issue again by so-called politicians. Those opposing the word Pakhtunkhwa argue that the name will not represent non Pashto speaking population of the province. The argument is unjustified and impractical. There is hardly any country in the world which does not have ethnic minorities. Even in Pakistan; Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan have large number of people who do not speak the language their names ostensibly suggest. The 74 percent population of NWFP speaks Pashto as mother language in present day NWFP and the proportion will greatly increase when FATA will ultimately be merged in the province, choosing a proper name for the province is the fundamental right of its residents. It would help strengthen the federation besides removing the sense of deprivation among people of the smallest province of the country. It is time that politicians belonging to different factions of Muslim League too come out of their mindset and start objectively treating the demands the smaller provinces. It will help us build a stronger and more vibrant federation. Instead of debating again and again over this issue, politicians are wasting their time, they should either spend their time on development of this province or quit politics. There is no need to challenge the Pakhtunkhwa issue as it has been passed with overwhelming majority in the provincial assembly, members of this assembly should discuss how to solve the problems in this province. Renaming the NWFP to Pakhtunkhwa has a long political history in Pakistan. Pakhtuns and nationalist groups, which are passionate about naming their inhabited land after their identity as Pakhtuns, have been demanding change in the province’s name for decades. But a number of political groups and opportunist politicians are not in favour of calling NW FP as Pakhtunkhwa and they are trying to divide people. These members of assembly should be discussing creating jobs, hiring police officers, opening new schools, colleges and universities, hospitals and providing clean water and electricity to their voters and keeping province safe, rid Province of violence and terror, generate productive employment for youth, provide education, healthcare, and bring progress to the doorstep of workers, farmers and small businesses, elimination of child labour etc . These are the issues for which people have elected these assembly members to solve.

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WATANDOST: Inside News About Pakistan and its Neighborhood: Role for Pashtun intelligentsia

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WATANDOST: Inside News About Pakistan and its Neighborhood: Role for Pashtun intelligentsia

Role for Pashtun intelligentsia

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Role for Pashtun intelligentsia
By Khadim Hussain, Dawn, November 26, 2008

DIVERSE and usually contradictory approaches have been adopted by different actors, both national and international, in their response to the radicalisation, isolation and Talibanisation that is taking place in the Pashtun belt.

There are some who believe that Pashtun culture is inherently militant, violent and aggressive and that Talibanisation and radicalisation in the region is the expression of Pashtun nationalist sentiment.

This approach assumes that all Pashtuns have a Taliban mindset ideologically and that the Taliban are a violent bunch of Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists who need to be carpet-bombed without any consideration for the lives of the millions affected by this kind of attack.

There are others, such as individuals and political parties like Qazi Hussain Ahmad of the Jamaat-i-Islami, Maulana Fazlur Rahman of the JUI, Imran Khan of the Tehrik-i-Insaaf and Mian Nawaz Sharif of the PML-N, who are of the opinion that radicalisation and Talibanisation are essentially foreign phenomena that need to be analysed in the context of US intervention in the region.

This approach assumes that as long as what is perceived as the US occupation of the region continues, radicalisation and Talibanisation will persist and vitiate the socio-political and economic fabric of the Pashtun belt.

There are yet others, mainly in the corridors of power in Islamabad, who presume that the Taliban of Pakistan and the Taliban of Afghanistan are completely distinct ideological, strategic and functional entities that must be dealt with separately. The Taliban of Pakistan are to be manipulated to fight the military’s war in Kashmir and the Taliban of Afghanistan are to be covertly and strategically supported to minimise the perceived Indian influence in the region.

There are people who understand the causes of radicalisation in terms of chronic poverty, penetration of the modern Wahhabi jihadist ideology through madressahs, crumbling institutions of governance, lack of access to formal and informal justice systems, hegemonic intervention of the international powers, destabilisation of elected governments, and marginalisation and ‘otherisation’ of a whole community, i.e. the Pashtuns.

They also point to the lack of infrastructural development, the strategic-depth policy of the Pakistan army and lack of economic opportunities in the region as factors promoting radicalisation. This approach emphasises the need for development of responsive governance and justice systems, investment in the region and helping Pakistan and Afghanistan to repair their broken security, law and order and socio-political institutions.

The complex dynamics of the present violence in the Pashtun belt in particular and the rest of Pakistan and Afghanistan in general has confused Pakistani and western intellectuals. In the absence of fieldwork data and authentic evidence due perhaps to the inaccessibility of the region, analysts usually find themselves at a loss in identifying diverse factors that contribute to terrorism and religious militancy in the Pashtun belt.

Consequently they usually adopt a one-dimensional approach to address the complexity of the picture by analysing half-baked and incomplete data. It is this lack of clarity that usually leads analysts in Pakistan and elsewhere to term the present insurgency in the Pashtun belt of Pakistan and Afghanistan as a class war, a war of liberation, an expression of nationalistic sentiments, culture and identity of the Pashtuns, and a war against US imperialism.

As a result, the core issues are usually ignored. They are: (i) this is an economically, politically and socially unstable region which is fast turning into a never-ending war zone; (ii) the interplay of different forces in the region has led to continuous tension; (iii) the conflict is resulting in the mass killing of the non-combatants caught in the crossfire between the state and non-state forces in the area; (iv) the disintegration and deterioration of the social structures of the Pashtun belt is taking place; (v) there is an increased trend towards violence and terrorism around the globe that sends threat waves to the adjacent regions; (vi) an unnecessary engagement of resources is taking place which could have been otherwise a source of progress and prosperity for people in the Pashtun belt as well as those from other societies of the world; and (vii) no competing force in the region is able to decimate competing forces, and so there is a need to find and identify the overlapping and common interests of these forces in the region.

The Pashtun intelligentsia has yet to rise to the occasion and start scrutinising the threat to the survival of their nation and community on the basis of a people-centered analytical framework to find a way out of the present turbulence in their region. The Pashtun intelligentsia in Pakistan, Afghanistan and the diaspora may play a pivotal role in bringing peace and prosperity to the region and save their brethren in Pakistan and Afghanistan from total annihilation.

The Pashtun intelligentsia in Pakistan, Afghanistan and the diaspora may include university teachers, researchers and analysts in the regional and area study centres, media outlets and political parties. They may focus on three major and core issues to begin with.

First, there is need to develop indigenous and people-centred analytical frameworks to understand the complexity of the present turmoil in the region. Second, they should identify overlapping and shared interests of various competing forces in the region. Third, they may start networking with area study centres and regional study centres besides security, defence and rights organisations around the globe. There is a dire need that the Pashtun intelligentsia starts establishing think tanks and networks with the think tanks working on the region outside Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The Pashtun intelligentsia may facilitate progressive nationalist political parties both in Pakistan and Afghanistan to adopt policies which are based on solid research and analysis of the present situation. The political parties in turn may facilitate the intelligentsia to establish forums for dialogue at all levels, both vertically and horizontally. The dialogue forums may include local, national and international stakeholders in the region on the one hand and various ideological factions on the other.

In addition to it the Pashtun intelligentsia should make an effort to reactivate the already available forums like the grand Pak-Afghan jirga, the Saarc platform, the ECO platform and other initiatives by UN agencies like Unesco and the UNDP. In the present gloomy environment in the region, activism by the intelligentsia is one of the beacons of hope for peace and prosperity in the region.

The writer is coordinator for Aryana Institute for Regional Research and Advocacy.

Institutes, Research Groups and Academic Centers focusing on Afghanistan

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Afghanistan Bibliography

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The Afghanistan Analyst has compiled a bibliography that is grouped by subject.

Included are books, chapters within books, journal articles, NGO, reasearch institute and government reports. This bibliography deals with mostly English-language sources. However, we do include many sources in Russian, German and French.

As mentioned about this website in general, this bibliography is biased towards current events, recent history, war, ethnicity, development, government and general culture.

For a bibliography that includes art, non-modern history, linguistics, travelogues, etc… we suggest visiting your nearest university library where you can hopefully find a bibliography of Afghanistan that includes these resources.

If you have any comments or suggestions for this bibliography feel free to contact us.

—-Last updated: August 1, 2008.

August 2008 3rd Edition Afghanistan Bibliography

The updates for the 3rd edition include about half new sources from 2007-2008 and half sources from previous years that were overlooked, especially in the ethnic groups section.

Thanks to all those people who sent in suggestions for sources to include.

Afghanistan Government Websites

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Afghanistan Ethnic Websites in English

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These websites focus on the culture and news of a particular ethnic, religious or linguistic group in Afghanistan. Some are very generally focused on culture. Some are very political. Some are offensive, depending on your perspective. All websites are at least partially in English.

Pashtun/Pakhtun

Kuchi and Maldar

Baluch/Baloch (mostly Pakistani Baluch)

Uzbek

Hazara

Ismaili

Tajik

Jewish

Afghanistan News

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Online Dissertations and Theses

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Online Dissertations and Theses

[Note: this list will be continually updated. Check back occasionally for updates.]

The Doctoral dissertations and Master’s theses listed below are all available online. If you have a dissertation or thesis that is available online please send us the link and it will be listed. Alternately, The Afghanistan Analyst can host your paper in PDF format. You may send a copy to contact [at] afghanistan-analyst.org. If you have a Word document and don’t have the Adobe PDF writer we will write it as a PDF file for you. If you have a PDF image file (a scan of each page) we may be unable to host it since we have limited storage and can’t take files over 5MB in size. It is possible to host it elsewhere on the internet and then send us the link.

Last updated: November, 2008.

Armstrong, Bradley J. (2003) Rebuilding Afghanistan: counterinsurgency and reconstruction in Operation Enduring Freedom. Thesis (M.S. in Defense Analysis)–Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.) Access: http://library.nps.navy.mil/uhtbin/hyperion-image/03Dec%5FArmstrong.pdf

Armstrong, Sally. (2001) Missing in access: a feminist critique of international documents that pertain to the human right of adolescent girls to access to health services and their impact on young women in Afghanistan and in Canada. Thesis (M.Sc.)–University of Toronto. Access: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk3/ftp04/MQ63042.pdf

Bleuer, Christian M. (2007) Uzbeks Versus The Center: Mobilization As An Ethnic Minority In The Tajikistan and Afghanistan Civil Wars. MA Thesis, Indiana University. Online: http://afghanistan-analyst.org/Documents/Uzbeks.pdf

Basso, John A. (2004) America’s last battles: organizing brigades to win the peace 14 lessons from East Timor, Afghanistan, and Iraq. U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2004. Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,176

Cathcart, Susan. (2004) Rhetoric versus reality prospects for women’s rights in post-taliban Afghanistan. Thesis (M.S.)–Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Online: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12222004-083017

Davis, Mark G. (2004) Operation Anaconda command and confusion in Joint Warfare. Dissertation thesis–School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Air University. http://www.insidedefense.com/secure/data%5Fextra/pdf3/dplus2004%5F2754.pdf

Dyke, John R. and Crisafulli, John R. (2006. 2007) Unconventional counter-insurgency in Afghanistan. Thesis (M.S. in Defense Analysis)–Naval Postgraduate School. Online: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA451756

Green, Andrew Brian. (2000) Is there a Central Asian security complex?: an application of security complex theory and securitization to problems relating to identity in Central Asia. Thesis (M.A.)–Queen’s University at Kingston. Access: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk2/ftp03/MQ52990.pdf

Grieken, D.D. van (2005) ‘Collaborating Warlords’ in Afghanistan’s Political Reconstruction Process. Thesis, University of Utrecht. Online:
http://igitur-archive.library.uu.nl/student-theses/2006-0324-075326/Scriptie%20DD%20van%20Grieken.pdf

Groh, Ty L. (2006) Ungoverned spaces: the challenges of governing tribal societies. Thesis (M.A. in Security Studies) Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.) Online: http://library.nps.navy.mil/uhtbin/hyperion/06Jun_Groh.pdf

Hammidov, Bakhtiyorjon U. (2004) Fall of the Taliban regime and their recovery as an insurgent movement in Afghanistan. Thesis (MMAS)—U.S Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), 2004. Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,211

Hartenberger, Lisa Anne (and?) Straubhaar, Joseph D. (2005) Mediating transition in Afghanistan, 2001-2004. Thesis (Ph. D.)–University of Texas at Austin. Online: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/etd/d/2005/hartenbergerl42283/hartenbergerl42283.pdf#page=3

Hastings, Michael D. (2005) Integration of conventional forces and special operations forces. Thesis (MMAS)—U.S. Command and General Staff College (CGSC), 2005. Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,384

Hudson, Jeff D. and Warman, Steven A. (2005) Transforming the American soldier : educating the warrior-diplomat.Thesis (M.S. in Defense Analysis)–Naval Postgraduate School.Online: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA435524

Hussain, Khawar. (2005) Pakistan’s Afghanistan policy. Publication: Monterey, Calif. : Naval Postgraduate School. Thesis (M.A. in National Security Affairs)–Naval Postgraduate School, available online: http://www.ccc.nps.navy.mil/research/theses/Hussain05.pdf

Ip, Pik-mui, Irene. (2002) HK media’s new battlefield: Afghanistan the decisions of sending war correspondents. Thesis (M.Journ.)–University of Hong Kong. Online: http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/hkuto/record/B31972652

Kazemi-Trensch, Nosrat. (2003) Bildung von Mädchen und Berufsleben der Frauen in drei islamischen Ländern Afghanistan, Iran, Jordanien (ein Vergleich). Dissertation: Heidelberg, Universitat, Diss., 2003. Online: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/volltextserver/volltexte/2004/4407/pdf/Dissertation.pdf

Lyon, Peter David Sterling. (2007) A solution for ethnic conflict: democratic governance in Afghanistan, a case study. Thesis (M.A.)–University of Manitoba. Online: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk3/MWU/TC-MWU-298.pdf

Mahmood, Tariq. (2005) The Durand Line: South Asia’s new trouble spot. Thesis (M.A. in National Security Affairs)–Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
http://library.nps.navy.mil/uhtbin/hyperion/05Jun%5FMahmood.pdf

Oberson, José (2002) “Khans and Warlords: Political Alignment, Leadership and the State in Pashtun Society. Anthropological Aspects and the Warlordism Debate.” Master’s Thesis, Institute for Ethnology, Berne, Switzerland. Part 1: http://www.kit10.info/Khans%20&%20Warlords%20in%20Pashtun%20Society%20PART%201.pdf and part 2: http://www.kit10.info/Khans%20&%20Warlords%20in%20Pashtun%20Society%20PART%202.pdf

O’Quinn, Charles R.V. (2006) Invisible scalpel: low-visibility operations in the War on Terror. Thesis (MMAS)—U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), 2006. Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,581

Rhyne, Richard G. Jr. (2004) Special Forces command and control in Afghanistan. Thesis (MMAS)—U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,249

Roe, Andrew M. (2005) British governance of the North-West Frontier (1919 to 1947): a blueprint for contemporary Afghanistan? Thesis (MMAS)—U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), 2005. Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,355

Sarabi, Humayun. 2006. Politics and Modern History of Hazara Sectarian Politics in Afghanistan. MA Thesis, Tufts University. Available online at: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/research/2006/Sarabi.pdf

Searle, Deane. (2007) Low Intensity Conflict: Contemporary Approaches and Strategic Thinking. The University of Waikato. Online: http://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20070312.091218/

Souza, Pete. (2006) A photojournalist on assignment. Thesis (M.S.)–Kansas State University. Online: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/254

Summers, William C. (2002) Joint forward operating base elements of command and control. Thesis (MMAS)—U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,286

Tomasetti, Boyd Jason. (2006) Use of contingency contracting in a deployed environment at the tactical level. Thesis (MMAS)—U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,584

Tse, Tak-wah, Sebastian. (1988, 1989) The buffer state and the buffer system: with reference to Afghanistan, 1881-1947. Thesis (M. Phil.)–University of Hong Kong, 1989. http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/hkuto/record/B31208927

Vant, Megan. (2007) In Legal Limbo? The status and rights of detainees from the 2001 war in Afghanistan. The University of Waikato. Online: http://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20070312.120934/

Verhoeve, Sebastian. (2007) De eerste fase in de oorlog in Afghanistan. Thesis Letteren – Geschiedenis (doctoraal). Utrecht.Online: http://igitur-archive.library.uu.nl/student-theses/2007-1010-201111/Eindscriptie%20terrorisme.doc

Villarreal, Raymundo, Jr. (2005) Role of the Department of Defense embedded reporter program in future conflicts. Thesis (MMAS)—U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,369

Williamson, Myra Elsie Jane Bell. (2007) Terrorism, war and international law: the legality of the use of force against Afghanistan in 2001. The University of Waikato. Online: http://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20070716.103819/

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Afghanistan Blogs

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Commentary from Non-Afghans (frequent blog posts)

Abu Muqawama

Canada-Afghanistan Blog

Central Asia Blog

Exploring the Heart of Asia

Foreign Policy Blog

Galloping Beaver

Ghosts of Alexander

Global Voices – Afghanistan

Ignoble Savagery

Impolitical

Informed Comment on Global Affairs

Intelcenter (Italiano)

My State Failure Blog

Noblesse Oblige

PCR Project

Phoenix Afghanistan Blog (DE)

Registan

SIPRI

Stopwar.ca

Terry Glavin

Vital Concerns for the World

Rugs of War

Blogs by Journalists about Afghanistan

John D McHugh

McHugh @ The Guardian

National Post

Kabul Diary

Greetings from Afghanistan

Tom Blackwell

War is Boring

Sky Reporter

Military Watch

The Stupidest Man on Earth

Assignment Afghanistan

Circling the Lion’s Den

Alex Strick van Linschoten

Internationals (NGO, Security, etc.) in Afghanistan

The Global Californian

Hope Worldwide

Parsa Journal

Afghan Connections

A Year in Afghanistan

Lettere da Kabul

Andrea in Afghanistan

Portraits of Afghanistan

Harry Rud

Housefly

Frida’s Notebook

Zen and the Art of Peacekeeping

Writer’s Musings

Free Range International

Feral Jundi

Inactive Blogs

All categories of inactive or rarely updated blogs,

as well as blogs that no longer focus on Afghanistan.

Channel 4 (UK)

The Rumi

Mirror (UK)

Daily KOS

Pamela Varkony

Travel’s with Shiloh

Jason Burke

Kabulog

Golistan

Salaam Afghanistan

Pass the Roti

Still Life

Panjsher

Afghan Journal

Have Gun, Will Travel

Bruce’s Deployment

My Scribbles

Afghan Journalism

Afghanistan Online

Simran

War in the Sandbox

Where’s Dara?

Letters from Afghanistan

Midwife in Kabul

Sharon Jumper

Flora’s Afghan Diary

Life in the Field

Afghan Voice

Human Right’s Watch Election Blog

…from Afghanistan

Going Down Range

Afghanidan

Coward in Kabul

Peace Corps Afghan Journal

Yoga Kabul

MillerJ.com

Askar gu-Raiz

Thru Afghan Eyes

In Afghanistan

…In Afghanistan

PhDiva

Graham Thomson

Scott Kesterson

…From Afghanistan

Salaam Afghanistan

WSU Afghanistan

International Medical Corps Blog

Northern Nevada Newswire Blog

PSPA 417 Afghanistan

The FOBit in Afghanistan

Relief International Afghanistan

Thoughts From Afghanistan

Mission: Afghanistan

Trainer in Afghanistan

Greetings from Afghanistan

The Road to the Horizon

Travel Blog Afghanistan

Blogs of War

Truth and Consequences

Taliban Country

…and Afghanistan

Anti-War Blog

Rebuilding Afghanistan

Andisha

Coming Back to Kabul

Royal Blue

Gary goes to Afghanistan

PSPA 417

GWOT dot US

Trip in Afghanistan

Casa Suescun

Task Force Phoenix 5

Fortunate Son

Sgt Dub

Strong Ideas

Afghanistan JAG

Sharing Means Caring

Trainer in Afghanistan

Relief International

Living in Afghanistan

Working in Afghanistan

Walking the Walk?

CARE

BZ-Blog aus Afghanistan

Dans le meilleur des mondes possibles (English)

Online Jihad

Afghan Canon

Kabul Journal

Rebuilding in Progess?

Marc Herold

Afghan Watch

My Afghanistan Experience

Bob Everdeen

Elizabeth Matthews

AFSC Afghanistan

Josh and Carrie in Afghanistan

Ramses

The Vine

Medieval Afghanistan

My Scribbles

David Axe

Michael Fumento

Le Blog de Gauhar

FCO Afghanistan

Ian Bach

Afghanistan Watch

Afghanistanica

Future Makers

Afghan Warrior

Home in Kabul

Ron’s Trip to Afghanistan

A JAG in Afghanistan

Operation Soccer Chopper

Warhammer in Afghanistan

In The Shadow of the Mountain

A Soldier’s Mind

War in the Sandbox

Afghan Wire

Jean MacKenzie

Vaughan Smith

Liz Peverly

Mivpiv in Kabul

Frida’s Notebook

Clear Path International

See broadly, feel deeply

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Panjshir in the Mirror of Civilization

Exploring the Heart of Asia

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Blogs by Afghans in Afghanistan

Afghan Lord

Exploring the Heart of Asia

Sanjar Qiam (Half English)

Mohammad Amin Wahidi

The Unheard Voice

Learn Pashto Blog

Rejuvenation of an Afghan Soul

Kabul Journal (Half English)

Hazaristan Times

Balkh: The Land of Civilization

Afghan Citizen

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Afghanistan Without a Clue

Afghanistan Blog

Miserable Donuts

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Bill and Bob’s Excellent Afghanistan Adventure

Uruzgan Weblog

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Staying in Touch

48th Combat Support Hospital

Afghanistan Unflitered

Two Brothers, Two Countries, One Army

Complex Topics

Army 2.0

Embrace the Suck

Learning to Love the Suck

Alex PC’s Weblog

Long Warrior

Afghanistan Shrugged

Congratulations…

Deployed Teacher

Helicopters in Afghanistan

Combat Advisor

News Posting Blogs

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The True Story

Afghan Development News

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Milnews.ca

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The Agonist

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Dinner Table Donts

Ismaili Mail

The Jawa Report

Bloodthirsty Liberal

Juan Cole

Clear Path International

Postpolitical

Huffington Post

Red Jenny

Security Dilemmas

The Fourth Rail

The Seminal

Winter Patriot

The Fanonite

World Security Institute blog

Biztonságpolitika és terrorizmus

The Strategist

To be or not to be?

Tomorrow, what?

No Burqua

North Shore Journal

Peace like a River

And so it goes…

Matthew Good

Mideast Youth

Laila’s Dog

Munaeem

Hodja’s Blog

Law Hawk

Casualty Monitor

Kings of War

MK’s Views

NATO…..Heroes or Criminals?

Celestial Junk

Security Management Initiative

Misfire!