Moving forward in Afghanistan

Obama’s drawdown announcement overshadowed an important report from Kabul


Grant Kippen: Small, Positive Steps for Democracy in Afghanistan

The following article was written by Grant Kippen, past chairman of the Electoral Complaints Commission in Afghanistan. For those unfamiliar with Kippen’s pivotal role in the 2009 presidential election, check out John Geddes’ profile of Kippen from late 2009. He sent me this piece, and I post it with his permission.


Ask Andrew transcript

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Hamid and the women

“The forced marriages, the selling of women these are against Islam,” Karzai told some 600 women gathered in a high school auditorium in the capital, Kabul, at a speech commemorating International Women’s Day.