Multiple book review essay on
Globalizing Afghanistan. Terrorism, War and the Rhetoric of Nation Building. Edited by Zubida Jalalzai and David Jefferess. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. 232 pp., $20.66 paperback (ISBN-13: 978-0-822-35014-9)
Dynamics of Political Development in Afghanistan. The British, Russian and American Invasions. By Hafizullah Emadi. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 316 pp., $100.00 hardcover (ISBN-13:978-0-230-10389-4).
These two books exemplify the extraordinarily wide range of interests, sentiments, political sensibilities, and even scholarly pursuits of theory development that the latest war in Afghanistan has generated. Globalizing Afghanistan is a collection of essays by a group of North American academics trained in literary criticism, cultural and feminist studies, and the history of regions other than Central Asia. It tells us little about the Afghan conflict, but indicates how some Westernbased intellectuals relate to the conflict in terms of theoretical paradigms and political engagement. Dynamics of Political Development in Afghanistan is an engaged narrative of modern Afghan history written by an Afghan scholar (with a Ph.D. from the United States) and social activist. Hafizullah Emadi’s narrative voices sentiments that are increasingly heard among Afghan reformist intellectuals—anger, critical awareness, and, perhaps, some hope.
Examining poverty and food insecurity in the context of long-term social-ecological changes in Kabul, Afghanistan
Yograj Gautam, Anwesha Dutta, Patrick Jantz, Alark Saxena, Antonio De Lauri
Understanding and addressing poverty and food insecurity in Afghanistan
Is there legal pluralism in Afghanistan? Notes on injustice and access to justice
Antonio De Lauri
Book Review of Pallister-Wilkins, Polly 2022. Humanitarian Borders. Unequal Mobility and Saving Lives.
Nordic Journal of Migration Research
WAR IN SUDAN 15 APRIL 2023: BACKGROUND, ANALYSIS AND SCENARIOS