Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for Afghan gender politics. The Pitfalls of Protection, based on research conducted in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2015, locates the struggles over gender violence in local and global power configurations. The author finds that aid flows and geopolitics have served as both opportunities and obstacles to feminist politics in Afghanistan. Showing why Afghan activists often chose to use the leverage of Western powers instead of entering into either protracted negotiations with powerful national actors or broad political mobilization, the book examines both the achievements and the limits of this strategy.
قضات زن در افغانستان: مصاحبه ای با انیسه رسولی – Women Judges in Afghanistan: An Interview with Anisa Rasooli
Antonio De Lauri
Temporary protection as a durable solution for Afghan refugees in Europe?
Esra Kaytaz and Jessica Schultz
'Good Men Don't Elope'. Afghan migrants men's discourses on labour migration, marriage and masculinties
History and Anthropology
Armed governance: the case of the CIA-supported Afghan militias
Antonio De Lauri, Astri Suhrke
Small Wars and Insurgencies
Supercamp: The Middle East as a Regional Zone of Containment
Are John Knudsen, Kjersti G. Berg
Gains of the Unfeasible: Manifestations of ‘Leave No One Behind’ in the United Nations’ Humanitarianism