Development News from Afghanistan

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This site provides a compendium of development news concerning Afghanistan for the benefit of those interested in the topic. The news items are reported as is with no omissions, and we, the operators of this blog, bear no responsibility for their content.

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Written by afghandevnews

November 6, 2006 at 2:07 am

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  1. We have linked to your commentary on poppy growing in Afghanistan in our daily “security briefs” (today’s are available at is the branch of openDemocracy (the leading online magazine of international affairs to do with terrorism and global security.

    If you are interested in what you see at (soon to become, please feel free to link to the site or the daily security briefing, or to submit your own opinions and comments on security issues.

    Thank you,


    Kanishk Tharoor

    February 8, 2007 at 4:32 pm

  2. This looks like a great digest of development news. I would recommend you include some information about the organization and individuals who run the site so that readers can contact you. Thanks for your work! -Carl

    Carl Robichaud

    March 13, 2007 at 5:04 pm

  3. Thanks for the news.
    Say more about you.

    nizam ali

    April 6, 2007 at 12:01 am

  4. Such an important blog, I’d also love to see more about your organization and your writers. Don’t be shy!


    October 24, 2008 at 1:49 am

  5. Hello,

    Because of the subject matter of your blog, a new essay on Afghanistan by the leading American expert on the country at the Boston Review website may be of significant interest to you. With the 20th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, this narrative of Afghanistan is particularly relevant. Below is a description of the forum that you could use on your blog if you’d like. The essay can be found at

    Now on the Boston Review website, Barnett Rubin, Director of Studies and Senior Fellow at the Center on International Cooperation, examines Afghanistan, tracing its recent political history as commentary on its future. The leading American expert on Afghanistan, Rubin weaves into the Afghani narrative a personal one, exposing flawed Western perspectives and inadequate Afghani governance. He explores the deep historical roots of political mistrust in Afghanistan, and the difficulties building new institutions, given that profound mistrust. “Under the more open conditions that have prevailed since the fall of the Taliban, I have seen clearly more of what I had only sensed on visits in previous decades. The human effect of decades of war: how the collapse of even a relatively weak state authority forced people back to their kin, clan, or tribal groups; how violence, which could erupt at any moment, from any direction, quickly rekindled memories of earlier traumas. Over the years, with violence and its legacy a constant presence, the trust that institutional cooperation demands had been blown to bits as surely as the Buddhas of Bamiyan. …Against that corrosive background, every effort to reconnect the scattered fragments of the former national elites—or to reconnect returning elites with those who had remained—could be undermined with a careless word, a careless dollar, or a careless bomb.”

    Read it all on .

    The Boston Review dedicates itself to providing informative, relevant content. We hope that your blog is interested in this essay on Afghanistan. Please let us know if you have any questions.


    Alex Katz
    Boston Review Editorial Assistant

    Alex Katz

    January 14, 2009 at 7:49 pm

  6. Spot on with this write-up, I truly believe that this amazihg site needs a great deal more attention.
    I’ll probably be back again to read more, thanks for the information!

    Trusted Reviews Dot TK

    August 25, 2014 at 5:25 pm

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