Nushin Arbabzadah

  • T “Don’t be foolish. America is still the lion of the jungle!”This is what an Afghan commentator said dismissively about an article on the worldwide decline in US power. Better to be with the lion than tickle its tail, risking to agitate the mighty beast. Given the Afghans’ ...

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  • T The recent killing of four French troops at the hands of a rogue Afghan soldier resumed public debate over the lack of trust between Afghans and their international allies. After all, this was only the most recent of a series of similar acts of brutal betrayal that resulted in the killing of the ...

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  • TAccording to a recent report, in a meeting with Afghan government officials, Natos commander, General David Petraeus, allegedly insinuated that some Afghan parents deliberately burn their childrens hands and feet to present them as civilian casualties. Presumably, parents loyal to the Taliban do so ...

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  • TNushin Arbabzadah The Afghan education ministry recently announced the issuing of 40m new school textbooks. A ministry spokesman told the BBC that the new material - financed through international aid and costing about $20m - responds to the needs of contemporary Afghan society. The emphasis of ...

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