Latest posts by Joshua Foust
8 October 2009
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.
29 September 2009
11 September 2009
8 September 2009
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
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
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
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
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...