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Afghanistan

Silently disciplining research

PRIO: Researchers who question the legitimacy of US wars, seem to experience being ousted from their positions in research and media institutions. The example presented here is from the Institute for Peace Research in Oslo (PRIO), an institution which historically has had researchers critical of wars of aggression – and who can hardly be labeled friends of nuclear arms.

"I do not see beauty in war, but there is beauty in everything"

THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Beauty, suffering, wealth, poverty, superficiality and raped children are different sides of the same coin, says photographer Marco Di Lauro, who spent a week with the Red Cross in Bergamo during the covid-19 outbreak.

The document that started the war in 2001

United States / Militarization:: In this article, Niels Harrit points out that the participation of European countries in the attack on Afghanistan in 2001 was illegal – according to the UN Treaty. Were a number of countries tricked into the "war on terror"?

Brave soldiers and lost system criticism

Rod Lurie: The Outpost

: Cinema current The Outpost confirms the turn American war films have taken from system criticism of the hero cult.

Everyday life in Kabul

Aboozar Amini: Kabul, City in the Wind

AFGHANISTAN: In the capital Kabul, which only gets international attention when suicide bombers attack, director Aboozar Amini is a fly on the wall in the lives of ordinary people.

The illiteracy of Pakistan

READING AND WRITING DIFFICULTIES: Pakistan needs to prioritize citizens' inadequate literacy skills and should implement a nationwide program that takes into account the country's multicultural and foreign language communities.

The Art of Escape: A European Nightmare

Hassan Fazili: Midnight Traveler

MIGRANTS: The Fazili family are migrants. They are recording with mobile phones their dangerous journey from Afghanistan via the migrant route in the Balkans and to an uncertain future in Europe.

"When we act, we create reality."

CHRONICLE: Is there any reason to rejoice over the arrest of Julian Assange?

Underground rock in Kabul

Travis Beard: RocKabul

AFGHANSK METAL: The story of the emergence of the first Afghan metal band – and the subsequent fall under the weight of an ultra-conservative society.

The word that kills

MOUTH BASKET: Abuse of power, war of aggression and mass murder are today carried out without anyone lifting a finger, since all criticism is dismissed as "conspiracy theory".

Assange and the free word

: The arrest of Assange is about an "arrest of democracy".

Post-traumatic growth

Gudmund Waaler, Gerry Larsson, Sofia Nilsson: Violence and life-threatening – Norwegian and Swedish war experiences from Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN: Does field priest and researcher Gudmund Waaler have anything new to add in a new book about soldiers' reactions to being at war?