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Joshua Foust

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Latest posts by Joshua Foust

8 October 2009

Afghanistan: Conflicted Response

Afghanistan: Reflecting on the Battle of Kamdesh

The large scale assault on a U.S. base in Nuristan over the weekend has caused many bloggers familiar with Afghanistan to reconsider how they feel about the conflict.

8 September 2009

Afghanistan: Conversation with soldier

Afghanistan: Animal House in Kabul

Tim Lynch, an American security contractor in Afghanistan, used to work with the now-fired security guards at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. He says: “The problem with the current guard...

3 August 2009

Kyrgyzstan: Presidential Elections Are Over

Tolkun Umaraliev says the opposition candidates claim the election in Kyrgyzstan to be illegal. There is a confusion among media, both local and foreign, that candidates Nazaraliev and Atambaev have...

14 June 2009

Afganistan: Is Iran Supporting the Taliban?

As Iran faces deep unrest over its disputed election, a perhaps darker question haunts the country: Is the Iranian government funding the Afghan Taliban?

20 April 2009

Afghanistan: Political Machinations

While Afghanistan's so-called “rape law” has garnered a lot of Western press, there is a lot of domestic debate over it as well. The women's marches have been covered admirably...

11 December 2008

Afghanistan: Chafing Under Talibanization

All is not smooth sailing in Afghanistan, and Azar Balkhi explains why: The Taliban insurgency is historically a predominantly Pashtun movement, still have very little influence among other Afghanistan minority...

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