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Community Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: The Case for a National Strategy
Matt Waldman. Oxfam International, 29 February 2008 (.pdf file).

Afghan Peace Comes at the Point of a Gun
Philip Smucker. Asia Times, 08 February 2008.

U.S. Military Funds Construction of Islamic Schools in Afghanistan
Jon Boone. Financial Times, 30 January 2008.

The Silk Road to Opportunities
M. Ashraf Haidari. DiplomaticTraffic.com, 28 January 2008. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

U.S. Tinkering in Afghanistan
Lawrence Korb and Caroline Wadhams. The Boston Globe, 27 January 2008.

Beyond Security Issue, the Economy is Booming
M. Ashraf Haidari. EurasiaNet, 24 January 2008.

Making Musa Qala Work
Aziz Ahmad Shafe and Jean MacKenzie. Institute of War and Peace Reporting, 17 January 2008.

What Diplomacy Looks Like in Afghanistan
John Geddes. Maclean's, 15 January 2008.

Kabul Gets Only 3 Hours of Electricity a Day, Despite Millions in U.S. and Global Aid
The Associated Press, 13 January 2008.

Rudimentary Kabul
Anuj Chopra. ISN Security Watch, 08 January 2008.

Building Proper Peace in Afghanistan - And Fast
Liam Fox. The Telegraph, 30 December 2007.

Nation Building Key In Afghanistan
Interview with Daan Everts conducted by Aunohita Mojumdar. Al-Jazeera, 23 December 2007.

Muscle Alone Won't Solve Afghanistan's Problems
James Fergusson. The Independent, 16 December 2007.

Is Rebuilding Afghanistan Our Mission Impossible?
Rory Stewart and Sherard Cowper-Coles. The Times, UK, 16 December 2007.

U.S. Army 'Construction Surge' in Afghanistan
Agence France-Presse, 13 December 2007.

What Next for Musa Qala?
Jean MacKenzie, Aziz Ahmad Tassal and Mohammad Ilyas Dayee. Institute of War and Peace Reporting, 12 December 2007.

U.S. Medical Program for Afghan Women Faces Probe
Alison Young. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 07 December 2007.

Leaked Aid Map of Afghanistan Reveals Expansion of No-Go Zones
Nick Meo. The Times, UK, 05 December 2007.

Trouble on a Vital Road in Afghanistan
C.J. Chivers. The New York Times, 03 December 2007.

Resurgent Taliban Slows Aid Projects, Reconstruction
Ron Synovitz. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 30 November 2007.

Too Much Aid to Afghanistan Wasted: Oxfam
Jon Hemming. Reuters, 19 November 2007.

Afghans Battle Rising Prices
Jon Boone. Financial Times, 15 November 2007.

Confronting the Development Challenges in Afghanistan
Roohullah Rahimi. e-Ariana, 09 November 2007.

Afghanistan's Economy: On the Right Road, But Still a Long Way to Go
Beth Ellen Cole. U.S. Institute of Peace, November 2007.

Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan
Markus Gauster. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, November 2007 (.pdf file).

Reconstruction, Security Coming Slowly To Violent Helmand
Abubakar Siddique and Salih Muhammad Salih. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 10 October 2007.

A Haven of Prosperity in Afghanistan
John Ward Anderson. Washington Post, 29 September 2007.

On the Road to Jalalabad
Ann Marlowe. Wall Street Journal, 13 August 2007. Posted on 27 September 2007.

Building a Dam in a Bid to End Afghan Instability
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 18 September 2007.

NATO Lacks Troops to Guarantee Afghan Peace: Report
Mark John. Reuters, 14 September 2007. (See report below).

The View from Afghanistan: Making Progress, but Re-dedication and Additional Resources Required
NATO Parliamentary Assembly, 13 September 2007.

Powerful 'Grab Afghanistan Land'
Stephanie Irvine. BBC News, 06 September 2007.

The Role of the Department of Defense in Provincial Reconstruction Teams
Michelle Parker. Testimony before Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Armed Services Committee, 05 September 2007 (.pdf file).

Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan - How They Arrived and Where They Are Going
NATO Review, Autumn 2007.

Afghanistan Update: July 1 - 31, 2007
Monica Czwarno. Center for Defense Information, 21 August 2007.

Afghan Media Wars
Hafizullah Gardesh. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 18 August 2007.

Billions In U.S. Aid Wasted In Afghanistan
Lara Logan. CBS News, 16 August 2007.

Afghan Business Thrives on Iran's Border
Mark Sappenfield. The Christian Science Monitor, 10 August 2007.

Bridging the Expectations Gap
George Devendorf and Brian Grzelkowski. Afghanistan Watch, 06 August 2008.

Rebuilding Civil Society in Afghanistan: Fragile Progress and Formidable Obstacles
Christina Caan and Scott Worden. U.S. Institute of Peace, July 2007.

Building Hope: An Old Etonian in Afghanistan
Chris Sands. The Independent, 09 July 2007.

Afghanistan is Moving Backward
Haroun Mir. Asia Times, 03 July 2007.

Civilian Losses Overshadow Millions to Rebuild Afghan Legal System
Steven Edwards. CanWest News, 02 July 2007.

Aid Failings 'Hit Afghan Progress'
David Loyn. BBC, 27 June 2007.

Afghans Divided on Regional Integration
Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 24 May 2007.

Securing, Stabilizing and Reconstructing Afghanistan
Report to Congressional committees. Government Accountability Office, 24 May 2007 (.pdf file).

Afghanistan Project Status Update
World Bank, April 2007 (.pdf file).

Amid Tensions, U.S., Iran Both Give Lift to Afghanistan City
Farah Stockman. The Boston Globe, 23 April 2007.

Lack of Jobs Hurting Afghan War on Taliban
Terry Friel. Reuters, 02 April 2007.

When Less is Best
Rory Stewart. The New York Times, 20 March 2007.

Breaking Point: Measuring Progress In Afghanistan 2007
Seema Patel. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 23 February 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

IMF Warns of Slippage in Afghan Economic Program
Lesley Wroughton. Reuters, 13 February 2007.

Afghans Allow Themselves a Ration of Hope
Jason Burke. Guardian, 11 February 2007.

NATO Asked to Meet Promises Already Made to Afghanistan
Thom Shanker. The New York Times, 09 February 2007.

Afghan Rebuilding Hit by 'Violence and Waste'
Hugh Williamson. Financial Times, 31 January 2007.

Security and Stability in Afghanistan: Opportunities and Challenges
Ali A. Jalali. Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, 30 January 2007 (.pdf file).

Rebuilding and Reconciliation
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 30 January 2007.

Bush Plans New Focus On Afghan Recovery
Michael Abramowitz. Washington Post, 25 January 2007.

Local Taliban Defeat Raises Hopes For Dam Project
Ron Synovitz. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 13 January 2007.

1,373 Miles Into the Heart of Afghanistan
Paul Watson. Los Angeles Times, 31 December 2006. Posted on the Truthout website.

Deadly Afghan Road Project in Crucial Final Phase
Brian Hutchinson. National Post, 12 December 2006.

Violence Fuels Disillusionment and Threatens Reconstruction
IRIN, 07 December 2006. (See report below).

Report of the UN Security Council Mission to Afghanistan 11-16 November 2006
UN Security Council, 04 December 2006 (.pdf file).

In Afghanistan, Lessons in the Face of Violence
Paul Watson. Los Angeles Times, 03 December 2006.

A NATO Bid to Regain Afghans' Trust
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 27 November 2006.

Five Years After 'Victory', Violence and Corruption Dog Afghanistan
Kim Sengupta. The Independent, 20 November 2006.

Afghanistan Needs Investment, But Terrorism Still Poses a Challenge, President Says
The Associated Press, 20 November 2006.

Afghanistan Works Toward Stability
Renee Montagne. NPR, 13 November 2006. (audio link).

The Safety of Kabul
Jonathan Foreman. The National Review, 01 November 2006.

A Hidden Enemy Frustrates Efforts to Build Afghanistan
Raymond Whitaker. The Independent, UK, 31 October 2006.

Afghans, Returning Home, Set Off a Building Boom
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 30 October 2006.

Afghans Call for Faster Reconstruction
Anthony Lloyd. The Times, UK, 24 October 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Army Corps Official: Afghanistan Project Funding Doubled
Gordon Lubold. Army Times, 18 October 2006.

Afghans Need Shovels, Not Guns
Jason Motlagh. The Washington Times, 17 October 2006.

In Afghanistan, NATO Troops Fight to Build a Road
Renee Montagne. NPR, 13 October 2006.

Afghanistan Five Years Later: Charting the Reconstruction
CSMonitor.com, 12 October 2006. (Graphic and timeline).

Voices of Afghanistan: An Evaluation Study
Seema Patel. Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 06 October 2006. (See full report below).

Measures of Progress
Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 06 October 2006 (.pdf file).

Making Money in Afghanistan: Still Risky Business
Eric Ellis. Fortune Magazine, 05 October 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

The Afghanistan Reconstruction Group: An Experiment with Future Potential
Beth Cole DeGrasse and Christina Parajon. United States Institute of Peace, September 2006. Posted on 05 October 2006.

Afghan Politics - One Chicken Dinner at a Time
Scott Peterson. The Christian Science Monitor, 03 October 2006.

In Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Tackle Aid Projects - and Skepticism
Scott Peterson. The Christian Science Monitor, 02 October 2006.

Afghanistan's Good News: Seeds of Economic Progress
Karl F. Inderfurth. The Christian Science Monitor, 29 September 2006.

In Afghanistan, A New Bridge And a Blockade
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 21 September 2006.

Building Bridges to Locals in Afghanistan
Scott Peterson. The Christian Science Monitor, 20 September 2006.

Afghanistan's Booming Economy
Ann Marlowe. The Wall Street Journal, 19 September 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Afghan Experiment Marked by Progress And Disillusionment
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 11 September 2006.

Five Years After 9/11: Violence, Drugs Overshadow Afghan Rebuilding
Ron Synovitz. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 08 September 2006.

Afghan Symbol for Change Becomes a Symbol of Failure
David Rohde. The New York Times, 05 September 2006.

Afghanistan Success Story Loses Luster
Kim Barker. The Chicago Tribune, 04 September 2006.

Fighting for Humanitarian Space: NGOs in Afghanistan
Lara Olson. Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, Fall 2006 (.pdf file).

Deconstructing Afghanistan
Lionel Beehner. Council on Foreign Relations, 24 August 2006.

Kandahar is a Symbol of Afghanistan's Dashed Hopes
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 20 August 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Time to Recommit to Afghanistan's Secure Future
M. Ashraf Haidari. Diplomatic Traffic, 08 August 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

The Reconstruction of Afghanistan: A Fight for Survival
Famid Sinha and Teresita Schaffer. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 01 August 2006. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

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Afghans Despair Over Slow Rebuilding Pace
Paul Garwood. The Associated Press, 23 July 2006. Posted on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website.

NATO Chief Assesses Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan
Lorne Cook. Agence France-Presse, 21 July 2006. Posted on the ReliefWeb website.

Rescuing Afghan Reconstruction
Teresita C, Schaffer. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 06 July 2006.

Up to 800 Combat Troops to Replace Engineers in Afghanistan
Agence France-Presse, 03 July 2006.

U.S. to Give $2B in Military Weapons, Vehicles to Afghan Army
The Associated Press, 03 July 2006. Posted on the USA Today website.

Investing in Afghanistan Falls Short
Ed Koch. Las Vegas Sun, 27 June 2006.

Afghanistan Has the Assets to Regain Momentum
Ashraf Ghani. The Financial Times, 20 June 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

The Economic Reconstruction of Afghanistan and the Role of Uzbekistan
Dr. Vladimir Paramonov and Dr. Alexey Strokov. Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defense Academy of the United Kingdom, June 2006 (.pdf file).

Afghanistan Goal: Supporting Itself
Paul Wiseman. USA Today, 25 May 2006.

Western Projects Are Bleeding Afghanistan Dry, Says Minister
David Loyn. The Independent, UK, 18 May 2006.

What Ails Afghanistan?
Chris Patten. Wall Street Journal, 10 May 2006. Posted on the International Crisis Group website.

Attacks, Unemployment Plague Afghanistan
Paul Garwood. The Associated Press, 09 May 2006. Posted on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website.

Afghan Women Start Businesses, Help Reconstruct a Torn Nation
David Montero. The Christian Science Monitor, 08 May 2006.

The Fall and Fall of Afghanistan
William Fisher. Inter Press Service, 06 May 2006. Posted on the Asia Times website. (See report dated 25 April 2006).

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan: Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
International Monetary Fund, May 2006 (.pdf file).

Corruption Eroding Afghan Security
David Montero. The Christian Science Monitor, 28 April 2006.

Anti-Drugs Body to Construct Three Hydropower Stations
IRIN, 26 April 2006.

Afghanistan, Inc.
Fariba Nawa. Corpwatch, 25 April 2006 (.pdf file).

People Power
Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 25 April 2006.

Kabul Mostly in the Dark Despite Billions in Foreign Aid
The Associated Press, 23 April 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

World Bank Mulls Return to Iraq
BBC News, 18 April 2006.

Just Another Pipe Dream?
Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi and Amanullah Nasrat. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 14 April 2006.

India Announces Additional 50 Million Dollars Aid to Afghanistan
Agence France Presse, 10 April 2006. Posted on the ReliefWeb website.

U.S. Faulted on Efforts to Rebuild Nations
Bryan Bender. The Boston Globe, 19 April 2006. Posted on the Truthout website. (See report below).

Securing Health: Lessons From Nation-Building Missions
Seth G. Jones et al. RAND, 19 April 2006 (.pdf file).

Security Clouds Afghanistan's Economic Recovery
Phil Smith. Reuters, 01 April 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Afghanistan: Strategies for the Future
Panel presentation. CSIS, 30 March 2006. (audio file).

Afghan Officials Face Public Fury As Farm Aid Fails to Materialise
Rachel Morarjee. Financial Times, 20 March 2006.

U.N. Assistance Mission to Continue for a Further Year
IRIN, 15 March 2006.

Afghanistan Invites More Investors As Reconstruction Gains Momentum
Soraya Jamal. Bernama, 04 March 2006.

The Battle to Rebuild Afghanistan
Toby Poston. BBC News, 26 February 2006.

Women Enter Business Sector in Afghanistan
Gayle Tzemach. Financial Times, 13 February 2006.

'The New Afghanistan is a Myth'
Dan McDougall. The Observer, 05 February 2006.

Why It's in All Our Interests to Help Afghanistan Rebuild Itself
George Soros. Taipei Times, 03 February 2006.

Afghans Find Key Promises Unfulfilled
Griff Witte. Washington Post, 31 January 2006.

Lure of Money Brings Afghans Home
Chris Sands. The Toronto Star, 30 January 2006.

Afghanistan's Economy Growing but Poverty Pervasive
Robert Birsel. Reuters, 27 January 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Lessons in Post Conflict Reconstruction From the New Afghanistan Compact
Peter J. Middlebrook and Sharon M. Miller. Foreign Policy in Focus, 27 January 2006 (.pdf file).

Living on a Life Support Machine: The Challenge of Rebuilding Afghanistan
Peter J. Middlebrook and Sharon M. Miller. Foreign Policy in Focus, 27 January 2006 (.pdf file).

Pervasive Gender Gaps Need Urgent Addressing, says World Bank
IRIN, 26 January 2006. (See report below).

National Reconstruction and Poverty Reduction - The Role of Women in Afghanistan's Future
World Bank, March 2005 (.pdf file). Posted on 26 January 2006.

Afghanistan - Managing Finances for Development
World Bank, 23 January 2006.

Gap Between Rich and Poor Widens in Afghanistan
Declan Walsh. San Francisco Chronicle, 21 January 2006. Posted on the RAWA website.

U.S. Cedes Duties in Rebuilding Afghanistan
Griff Witte. Washington Post, 03 January 2006.

Poor Poorer Poorest: Urban Livelihoods and Vulnerability in Mazar-i-Sharif
Stefan Schutte. Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, January 2006. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Booming and Broke - A Tale of Two Cities
Declan Walsh. The Guardian, 28 December 2005.

Spiralling Fuel Costs Hit Home
Abdul Baseer Saeed. IWPR, 26 December 2005. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

EU Report on Afghanistan Shows Continuing Threats to Progress
Deutsche Welle, 10 December 2005. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

In Kabul, a Stark Gulf Between Wealthy Few and the Poor
Griff Witte. Washington Post, 09 December 2005.

Afghan Prosperity a Dream for Most, Frustration Grows
Sayed Salahuddin. Reuters, 01 December 2005. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

The Investment Climate in Afghanistan: Exploiting Opportunities in an Uncertain Environment
World Bank, December 2005 (.pdf file).

To Create a Stable Afghanistan: Provisional Reconstruction Teams, Good Governance and a Splash of History
Andrew M. Roe. Military Review, November/December 2005 (.pdf file).

Rebuilding the Afghan State: The European Union's Role
International Crisis Group Asia Report # 107, 30 November 2005. Posted on the ReliefWeb website.

A Rebuilding Plan Full of Cracks
Joe Stephens and David B. Ottaway. Washington Post, 20 November 2005.

Insurgents, Warlords and Opium Roil Afghanistan
Power and Interest News Report, 18 November 2005.

Delays Hurting U.S. Rebuilding In Afghanistan
David Rohde and Carlotta Gall. New York Times, 07 November 2005.

Afghanistan, Iraq Among Most Corrupt Countries in World
Irish Sun, 19 October 2005.

Relief vs. Afghan Fight
Laura J. Winter. Christian Science Monitor, 13 October 2005.

Establishing Law and Order After Conflict
Seth G. Jones, et. al. RAND, 22 July 2005 (.pdf file).

Afghans Left Out of Their Own Rebuilding
Ben Arnoldy. Christian Science Monitor, 24 May 2005.

Afghanistan: Reconstructing a Collapsed State
Raymond A. Millen. Strategic Studies Institute, April 2005 (.pdf file).

Forgetting Afghanistan - Again
Sonali Kolhatkar. Znet.com and CounterPunch.com, 28 March 2005. Posted on the RAWA website.

Afghanistan, the Poor Stepsister to Iraq
H.D.S. Greenway. Boston Globe, 25 March 2005.

Nation Building Effort Tests US in Afghanistan
Simon Tisdall. The Guardian, 10 November 2004.

Windfalls of War: Post-War Contractors Ranked by Total Contract Value in Iraq and Afghanistan
Center for Public Integrity, 8 August 2004.

Opium Trade Booms in 'Basket-Case' Afghanistan
Colin Brown. The Independent, 28 July 2004. Posted on the Rense website.

Afghan Children Fall Prey to Killers Who Trade Human Organs
Mike Collett-White. The Independent, 07 June 2004. Posted on the RAWA website.

Bush Oversells Progress in Afghanistan
David Corn. The Nation, 02 June 2004.

Barry Bearak. New York Times, 01 June 2003. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Contractors: Afghanistan
Windfalls of War, Center for Public Integrity, 28 May 2004.

Miles to Go in Afghanistan
Morgan Courtney and Rebecca Linder. Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy Brief, Center for Strategic and International Studies, April 2004 (.pdf file).

Afghanistan's Problematic Path to Peace: Lesson in State Building in the Post-September 11 Era
Mark Sedra and Peter Middlebrook. Foreign Policy in Focus, March 2004 (.pdf file).

Afghan Reconstruction Hastened Amid Taliban Resurgence
Victoria Burnett. Boston Globe, 05 December 2003.

Two Years On, War Is Still a Blight on Afghanistan
The Scotsman, 14 November 2003.

Operation Forgotten: Afghans Build a Future With Hope, Not Help from the West
James Astill. The Guardian, 14 November 2003.

For Many Afghans, Prosperity is Elusive
Victoria Burnett. Boston Globe, 11 September 2003.

Nation Building, Redoubled
Scott Baldauf. Christian Science Monitor, 08 September 2003.

On the Roads of Ruin
Peter Oborne. The Observer, 25 May 2003.

A Job Half-Done in Afghanistan
New York Times, 15 May 2003. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Afghanistan Offers Lesson on Rebuilding
Indira A.R. Lakshmanan. Boston Globe, 02 May 2003. Posted on the My Afghan website.

Afghanistan Has Fewer Land Mine Deaths
Todd Pitman. The Associated Press, 15 April 2003. Posted on the My San Antonio website.

U.S. Promises on Afghanistan Go Unfulfilled
Marie Cocco. Newsday, 01 April 2003.

Afghanistan:  It Is Time for a Change in the Nation-Building Strategy
Mark Sedra. Global Affairs Commentary, Foreign Policy in Focus, 15 November 2002 (.pdf file).

Chaos Lurks in an Abandoned Land
Jason Burke. The Observer, 08 September 2002.

Nation-Building Lite
Michael Ignatieff. New York Times Magazine, 28 July 2002. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Immediate and Transitional Assistance Programme 2002
United Nations, 21 January 2002. Posted on the ReliefWeb website (.pdf file).

Archive Index
1. Overviews
2. Military Ops & Forces
3. Insurgency
4. Governance
5. Afghan Armed Forces
6. Reconstruction
7. Human Rights & Prisoners
8. Global Repercussions
9. Civilian Casualties
10. Opium
11. War Costs

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