Tagged: afghanistan

One Blade

ctrp349 Lessons Not Learned in Afghanistan

MP3 Audio [21 MB]DownloadShow URL Over the last 4 years working in Afghanistan, Bette Dam has learned a few things. During her time embedded with the Dutch military in Uruzgan she learned that this was no way to do journalism....
 

Upside of Afghan Elections

Upside of Afghan Elections

Cross-posted on Americablog.com: There is a term that is often thrown around in reference to how elections, in any nation around the world, should ideally be conducted: “free and fair”. When much of the world is watching an election and...

Bananas in Kabul

ctrp348 An Afghanistan Round Table

MP3 Audio [35 MB]DownloadShow URL On one summer night in Kabul, 6 friends of various backgrounds sit on a roof under the stars when the city is at its quietest, to discuss their thoughts on this place thats means something...
 

Kabul TV Hill

ctrp347 Arriving in Kabul

MP3 Audio [15 MB]DownloadShow URL Arriving in Kabul is like arriving in no other country I have ever been to before. The beautiful beige mountains surrounding this city in ruins, with military and police presence seemingly everywhere,  it doesn’t take...
 

On Afghanistan Goals

On Afghanistan Goals

Recent guest Rory Stewart said some extremely interesting things on the Bill Moyers Journal. Speaking about the military goals in Afghanistan and how much of a failure, or more importantly, unachievable these goals have proven to be. That said he...

To Save Itself

To Save Itself

Australia’s ABC Radio National (Background Briefing) recently featured one of those speeches that I consider a huge must-listen no matter who you are.  The topic: The US’s place in the world, empire, the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, education and...