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Review: ‘Afghanistan Rising: Islamic Law and Statecraft between the Ottoman and British Empires’

This book presents an account of the first Muslim-majority country to gain independence, codify its own laws, and ratify a constitution after the fall...

Review: ‘Night Letters: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and the Afghan Islamists who changed the world’

This book is an examination of the rise of Gulbuddin Hekmetyar and his party Hisbe Islami Afghanistan. The Hisbe emerged in 1976 through the...

Review of ‘Tales from the life of Bruce Wannell Adventurer, Linguist, Orientalist’

The book on Bruce Wannell could be equally entitled Scholar, Spy and Sufi as I will discuss below. Bruce Wannell is described as the...

What Afghans expect from a post-war government

One of the main topics on the agenda of the Intra-Afghan Negotiations is the nature of future government in Afghanistan. Judging by the statements...

The Untold History of Ahmad Shah Massoud

For the last two decades, Ahmad Shah Massoud has been lionised as the national hero of Afghanistan. In this piece, Ahmed-Waleed Kakar sheds light...

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Are you interested in Afghanistan, fluent in English and absorbed by current affairs, history and political economy? Do you believe that the prevalent narrative...

Book Review – ‘Afghanistan: What Everyone Needs to Know’ | The Afghan Eye Podcast episode 19

In this episode, we are reviewing Barnett Rubin's latest book. Our guest is Suzanne Schroeder, an independent researcher on Afghanistan. Dr. Barnett R. Rubin's book...
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Amina Khan, Pakistan’s role in the Afghan Peace Process

In this episode, Ahmed-Waleed Kakar and Sangar Paykhar are hosting Amina Khan. She is the Director Centre for Middle East & Africa (CMEA) at...

The Afghan Eye Podcast

The Afghan Eye Podcast provides a counter-narrative to what mainstream media portrays of Afghanistan. We challenge stereotypes about Afghans and Muslims in general that...
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Assassination of Ayaz Niazi and Azizullah Mufleh

In this episode, Ahmed-Waleed and Sangar discuss the recent assassinations of two very prominent imams in Kabul. Ayaz Niazi of Wazir Akbar Khan Masjid...

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