Monthly Archives: July 2008

Afghanistan’s Other Neighbors: Iran, Central Asia, and China

-Istanbul, Turkey- Landlocked Afghanistan lies in the heart of Asia. It links three major cultural and geographic regions: the Indian subcontinent to the southeast, Central Asia to the north, and the Iranian Plateau in the west. Geography may not be destiny, but it has set the course of Afghan history for millennia. Even today Afghanistan […]

Afghanistan’s Alternatives for Peace and Development

-A Lecture by Dr. M. Nazif Shahrani- The US and international coalition policies of the last seven years of reconstruction and war on terror are proving to be ineffective in delivering peace, stability and democracy in Afghanistan. What were/are the fundamental assumptions behind these policies and why are they failing? What might be alternative approaches […]