We drive to Charikar today in Parwan Province. It’s about a 90-minute drive outside Kabul. I promised my family I would never leave Kabul, oops. Continue reading “Afghan Chronicles: Day Six, Charikar”
I am told to empty the contents of my camera bags on the ground for the German Shepard to sniff. Leila, Nazir and I are ushered to another room. We are searched and walk through a metal detector. They tell us to go outside where the dog sniffs us for explosives.
Continue reading “Afghan Chronicles: Day Seven, The Palace”
Billions of dollars are poured into Afghanistan each year to ostensibly bring stability to the war-ravaged country.
A lack of shared national or international vision or strategy, no security, rampant corruption, Afghanistan is a place most do not want to dwell. International donors, wanting a quick fix and an end to the Afghan war, throw millions of dollars at short-sighted projects that add little or no value to the Afghan community it vows to support. Continue reading “Afghanistan’s Great Donor Scandal: Higher Education”
Experts – Hassina Sherjan, Chris Alexander, Royce Wiles, Dr. Ashraf Ghani, Mstafa Naiz, Anders Fange, Tamim Samee, Leila Jazayery – discuss rebuilding Afghanistan.
You can help rebuild Afghanistan one book at a time.