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Polluted waters bring disease and death to Afghans

27 July 2017

Joydeep Gupta, July 27, 2017 Hidden by stories of violence, the Afghan state is struggling hard to improve access to clean water for its citizens Over the last seven years, water-borne diseases have killed more people in Afghanistan than terrorists have. An estimated 16.8 million Afghans drink [read more]

Afghanistan’s coming water crisis

24 October 2016

Decades of conflict have left Afghanistan’s water infrastructure in a mess, and as refugees return to the country the prospect of water-related conflicts rises Omair Ahmad Hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees are starting the long trek back home after the latest donors’ conference to [read more]

Thieves of State – Sarah Chayes (review)

6 April 2015

Thieves of State – Sarah Chayes, published by W W Norton & Company, New York and London, 2015 This is an important book and its publication is timely, given recent developments. Sarah Chayes uses her own experience in Afghanistan as the thread around which she weaves her narrative. What [read more]

Helmand, Afghanistan 3 Commando Brigade – Ewen Southby-Tailyour

2 November 2008

In “Helmand, Afghanistan 3 Commando Brigade” by Ewen Southby-Tailyour, Ebury Press, 2008, we have a full-blooded account of the war-fighting abilities of 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marine Commandos. The Royal Marines were deployed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, from September 2006 to [read more]