Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Politics of Survival: Center-Periphery Relations in Today’s Afghanistan

One of the bloggers recently asked whether there are “regional authorities who benefit from [the] US war aims and associated resources and who do not attract suicide bombers?” It is my understanding that there are local authorities who benefit from … Continue reading

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want…

After one month of striding along the muddy streets of Kabul, it is about time to reflect on the benefits of doing field research in Afghanistan. I have been coming here for almost four years and it has always been … Continue reading

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