Author profile: Grant Farr

Grant Farr is a professor emeritus at Portland State University. He has written extensively on Afghanistan and Iran. He has published two books on Iran and numerous articles on Afghanistan, including several that have appeared in e-International Relations.  His books include The Shaping of Iran Today, Modern Iran, and Afghan Resistance.  He is now working on a book on Afghan refugees. He is active in Afghan studies and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies.

The Afghan Peace Talks, China, and the Afghan Elections

The Afghan Peace Talks, China, and the Afghan Elections

As the United States pulls back from international commitments, and Afghanistan continues to be internally unstable, China is glad to step in.

071110-A-2013C-074 A paratrooper from 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, watches as an aircraft flies overhead while dropping supplies in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, Nov 9.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Micah E. Clare)

Peace in Afghanistan?

America’s involvement in Afghanistan has to end. Yet, however well intentioned America’s withdrawal is, chaos and internal armed conflict will follow.

Problems with the Reintegration of Afghan Refugees

Problems with the Reintegration of Afghan Refugees

Afghanistan’s returning refugees are creating new problems as many are landless and therefore crowd the major cities, especially Kabul.

What is Happening in Afghanistan?

What is Happening in Afghanistan?

The US is losing the war and has become a part of the problem. Perhaps there are lessons to be learned from the US experience in Vietnam.

Pakistan’s Role in China’s One Belt One Road Initiative

Pakistan’s Role in China’s One Belt One Road Initiative

The project’s success hinges on China’s ability to convince Pakistanis that they are neither a new version of the Raj, nor an exploitative superpower.

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