2014 Elections in Afghanistan

    The April 5th elections that took place in Afghanistan received wide international coverage. There were concerns of voter fraud and ballot stuffing, threats of violence from the Taliban, and the enduring influence of departing President Hamid Karzai. What is often left out of this discussion, however, is the importance of elections from the … Read More

Education in Conflict Zones

In October 2012, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai made headlines when she was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school in Northwest Pakistan’s Swat District. Malala had a passion for education. As a seventh grade student, she started writing anonymously for the BBC Blog Diary of a Pakistani schoolgirl, a resource that promoted … Read More

>EMEA Mondays: Some Resources on Afghanistan

> After a bit of a hiatus, we’re back — with some (hopefully) useful resources on Afghanistan! The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan — commonly referred to simply as “Afghanistan” — is a complex and often misunderstood country with a fascinating history. For basic background information, we suggest having a look at one or more of … Read More