Issue 417 of New Internationalist
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As the war in Afghanistan intensifies we ask Afghan writers and journalists how they see events unfolding and what they think their country needs to end decades of violent conflict.
Not surprisingly, what they have to say is rather different from the statements emanating from Western politicians and mainstream media pundits.
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Afghanistan on the edge
And the West acting like it knows best... again. Isn’t it time we listened to Afghans, asks Vanessa Baird?
Beyond the burqa
Sex, dating and the struggle for modernity, by Zuhra Bahman.
UN negligence is killing child refugees in Kosovo
Where has the money gone?
*Abdul Basir* on the missing aid billions.
An off-beat LA-based comedy as a solitary, hostile young woman with a porn addiction. Written and directed by *Marianna Palka*
A brief history of Afghanistan
The fighting, the pain and the hunger for change
A 2008 US Election Hijinks
True tales of a mixed-up world
A Certain Woman
Winner of the best novel prize at Cairo International Book Fair, *Hala El Badry* writes about her life as an Arabic woman.
China uses free trade to dominate Tibetans
How to lose friends and alienate people, by Kabul defence journalist, *Khabaryal*.
(1872-1970), British philosopher and pacifist