Post Tagged with: "Afghanistan"

Reflections on the American War, Karzai, and Orientalism in Afghanistan

Reflections on the American War, Karzai, and Orientalism in Afghanistan

The lens of Orientalism allows us to see the weight of historical and cultural gravity in Afghanistan. However, it has reached its metaphorical zenith in the country.

Political Islam and Arab Civil Society

Political Islam and Arab Civil Society

Political Islam is a term that is often used amongst circles of academics and policymakers, but its complexity is seldom acknowledged or understood – especially post 2011.

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

This collection addresses common questions about Political Islam and provides an assessment of ISIS/ISIL in order to challenge common understandings of Islam and democracy.

Assisting Afghanistan: Will Aid Progress, Adapt, or Wither?

Assisting Afghanistan: Will Aid Progress, Adapt, or Wither?

The handover of the Camp Bastion-Leatherneck complex is symbolic of a new phase in assisting Afghanistan. Yet, events within the Middle East risk diverting attentions.

ISIS, Obama, and Jimmy Carter: When God Was On Their Side

ISIS, Obama, and Jimmy Carter: When God Was On Their Side

It is a little too cheap for Carter to criticise Obama over how he deals with ISIS due to the direct linkage with his own actions in the region over three decades ago.

The Afghanistan Elections: Continuing the Strategic Cooptation of Women’s Rights

The Afghanistan Elections: Continuing the Strategic Cooptation of Women’s Rights

Afghan women have been used to uphold whatever narrative the United States seeks to circulate in order to further its objectives. The elections have been no different.

The Afghan Diaspora and Post-Conflict State Building in Afghanistan

The Afghan Diaspora and Post-Conflict State Building in Afghanistan

Among the groups involved in the post-conflict dynamics, the Afghan diaspora is an important participant. However, certain aspects of this are problematic.

Democracy as Theatre: The 2014 Presidential Elections in Afghanistan

Democracy as Theatre: The 2014 Presidential Elections in Afghanistan

An elite political compact, based around external support for meaningless elections, is not the only solution to the problems ahead in Afghanistan.

Masculine Rivalries and Security: The US and UK in Iraq and Afghanistan

Masculine Rivalries and Security: The US and UK in Iraq and Afghanistan

The UK and US constructed their masculine identities in relation to each other in Iraq and Afghanistan. This rivalry has implications for achieving security.

Conflict or Civil War? Conceptualizing the Conflict in Afghanistan

Conflict or Civil War? Conceptualizing the Conflict in Afghanistan

The classification of the conflict in Afghanistan over the course of the 1990s as a “civil war” obscures international culpability in protracting the armed conflict.

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