18. Mar 2022

Afghanistan: The Other Perspective

Afghanistan, conflict studies, democracy, development, InFocus, Nation-building, regional relations

The on-going war in Ukraine may serve as a grim reminder of history- how rivalry between major powers for global political advantage pushes a country – the theatre of rivalry – towards an inevitable crisis situation, and a bleak, grim future remains the only possibility. Afghanistan of today bears the testimony of such a scenario, after the experience of a long era of political insecurity and instability. This article attempts to focus on the other perspective of security, the people-centric approach of human security scenario in Afghanistan, to search how a prolonged situation of uncertainty fails the country of its basic necessities of today, and even betrays its past potentials.  

Read more
3. May 2011

Osama bin Laden og Ayman al-Zawahiri i Afghanistan og Pakistan

Afghanistan, InFocus, Pakistan, terror, terrorism

De to terrorister, som jeg vil fokusere på, er Osama bin Laden (født 10. Marts 1957 i Jiddah i Saudi Arabien, død 2. maj 2011) og i mindre omfang Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri (født 19. Juni 1951 i Cairo i Egypten). Fælles for disse to terrorister er, at de har opholdt sig meget længe uden for […]

Read more
21. Jan 2008

Militancy and the Pakistan-Afghanistan Border

Afghanistan, InFocus, Pakistan

Nicklas Norling
Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP), Stockholm

Read more