Articles by Nushin Arbabzadah

Afghanistan's ethnically split ballot box

Ethnic voting shows Afghans do not view the state as a service provider and loyalty to ethnic groups comes before the country as a whole, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 9/1/2009
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The all-new, same old Taliban?

The Taliban's new manual of conduct seems to indicate a more humanitarian attitude toward civilians, but the reality is everything is still the same since there is no incentive for change, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 8/11/2009
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A proud moment for Afghanistan

Afghanistan's first televised presidential debate is a historic moment in the country's democratization, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 7/28/2009
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The Afghanistan industry

Foreigners and expatriate Afghans benefit more from foreign aid than local Afghans do, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 7/21/2009
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Afghanistan's discredited elections

Local politicians are adjusting to democracy without radically departing from Afghan traditions, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 6/30/2009
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A very Afghan election

The qualifications of many presidential candidates and the United States' influence perpetuate a "sense of powerlessness" for Afghan voters, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 5/29/2009
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Nostradamus in Kabul

Nushin Arbabzadah writes about the ironic circumstances surrounding the closure of "intellectually open-minded" 'Payman'
Published on: 2/27/2009
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Osama bin Laden

There are many possibilities to bin Laden's story in history within Afghanistan alone, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 1/20/2009
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It's not what you say...

The issue of a national Afghan language is a complicated one, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 12/10/2008
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How Obama's win went down in Kabul

Independent local media outlets in Afghanistan praise Barack Obama's election while the government and Taliban say little, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 11/12/2008
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Talk is cheap

Afghans cannot count on President Karzai's promises of justice, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 11/7/2008
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Our deadly export

The current incoherent drug policy mostly inspires doubt that the business of drugs will be curbed in Afghanistan, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 10/20/2008
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Talking to the Taliban

Building up a strong government, not negotiating with the Taliban, is a better way to create stability in Afghanistan, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 10/7/2008
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Creating "Islamic ghouls"

Rich Saudis and powerful Americans share in making radical Islamists a threat, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 4/1/2008
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Pan-Persian folly

Afghan identity does not lie with political unity with Iran and Tajikstan, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 3/24/2008
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Paraded for propaganda

Afghan women should not be used by Western nations as an excuse for legitimizing the foreign invasion of Afghanistan, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 3/14/2008
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Harry is no hero of mine

There are no heroes in the "no man's land" of Afghanistan, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 3/5/2008
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From minor spat to cultural war

Afghan racism was on full display when the Persian and Pashtun factions of Afghan cultural identity clashed over a reporter's choice of words, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 2/29/2008
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In support of Indian soaps

Let the masses escape the reality of political barbarism in Afghanistan, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 2/22/2008
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Courting radicals and fanatics

Nushin Arbabzadah wonders whether the future of U.S. policy toward Afghanistan will be a repeat of the past
Published on: 2/15/2008
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Waiting for justice

Afghanistan's mujahedeen gloss over their misdeeds of the '90s and lawmakers go along, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 2/8/2008
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The more things change...

The hope of change when the West came to Afghanistan six years ago has faded to disappointment, writes Nushin Arbabzadah
Published on: 2/1/2008
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A touchy subject for the Afghan Ministry

Nushin Arbabzadah discusses two feature stories that take a rare look at sexual abuse in Afghanistan
Published on: 1/25/2008
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Tea with the Taliban

Nushin Arbabzadah discusses the audacity of William Wood's recent meeting with an ex-Taliban leader
Published on: 1/18/2008
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