Tag: war

October 6, 2011 / Text

Writer and historian Amitav Ghosh writes about the Opium Wars of the later part of the 1800’s, a time where not unlike today, the western world had wracked up a great trade deficit with China.  And also just like today, the dominant discourse that was proselytized like…

February 28, 2011 / Audio

The Preah Vihear temple is piece of world heritage dating back to the 9th century. But the war being fought over who controls it between Combodia and Thailand is going on right now in 2011. This past month saw more fighting between both nation’s military,…

October 7, 2010 / Audio

It wasn’t some childhood dream that led Mariam to photography, instead it was a series of encounters and encouragement that led her to become a professional photographer in her home country of Afghanistan. In this podcast interview, recorded on my last day in Kabul, Mariam…

September 26, 2010 / Audio

4 Days after the 2010 Parliamentary Elections in Afghanistan, some audio reflections on how it all went and what is to come. Another fine source for post-election news, my good friends at Democracy International