(see also Afghanistan, US-Afghan War, Al Qaeda/Osama bin Laden)
Afghan Father Sets High Price for Sons Killed in US Accident. Ian Klaus, San Francisco Chronicle (9/14/05). Cultures in conflict following killing of two Afghan boys by US military vehicle.
Afghanistan: In Search of Security. Mark Sedra, Foreign Policy in Focus (10/03).
In Afghanistan, US Replaces One Terrorist State with Another. Sonali Kolhatkar, Foreign Policy in Focus (10/3/03).
Canada Takes Leading role in Afghan Occupation. Keith Jones, World Socialist (8/30/03).
Small's Great Contribution. Metta Spencer, Peace Magazine (10-12/02). On director of Medecins sans Frontières mission in Afghanistan after 9/11, & current health & environmental needs.
Bush, Burqas and the Oppression of Afghan Women, Gary Leupp, Counterpunch (7/16/02). Ongoing US role in subjugation of Afghan women.
Pledge of Afghan Leader: No Banana Republic Here. James Dao, NY Times (6/15/02).
Afghan Women Emerge as Elections Take Place. Ahmed Rashid, Foreign Policy in Focus (5/20/02).
Afghan Victims Deserve U.S. Support, Medea Benjamin & Jason Mark, Nation (5/3/02). US has often assisted victims of US military mistakes; & should do so in Afghanistan.
Red Carpet Leads Back to Nation in Tatters. Ann Scott Tyson, Christian Science Monitor (1/31/02). Profile of Hamid Karzai.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Afghan Research & Evaluation Unit. Independent action-oriented research organization aimed at improving Afghan lives.
Operation Truth. Independent voice of US troops stationed in Iraq & Afghanistan.
Baldauf, Scott. "Afghan army gets ahead by getting along," Christian Science Monitor (2/11/03):7. National Afghan army comprised of various ethnic groups.
___________. "Inside a Taliban terrorism class," Christian Science Monitor (5/6/03):6.
___________. "AIDS follows Afghanistan's 'miniglobilization'," Christian Science Monitor (10/17/03):8.
Coursen-Neff, Zama. "Afghan women & girls still held hostage," Middle East
Report 228 (fall 2003).
Doyle, Michael. "Inside Afghanistan," Oberlin Alumni (Winter, 02):26-28.
Infield, Tom. "US stepping up effort to rebuild Afghanistan," San Jose Mercury (1/16/03). Turkish-led International Security Assistance Force from 17 countries keeps peace in Kabul, protects Karzai government. First priority of 9,000 US & 4,000 British, French & South Korean troops is training new Afghan army.
Parenti, Christian. "Who rules Afghanistan?" Nation (11/15/04):12-18. Views on ground of new drug-mafia state at work.
Rubin, Barnett R. "A blueprint for Afghanistan," Current History (4/02):153-57.
Schaeffer, Claire. "On a shaky bridge," National Catholic Reporter (7/19/02):13-16.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Armstrong, Sally. Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan (NY: Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002).
Benard, Cheryl. Veiled Courage: Inside the Afghan Women's Resistance (NY: Broadway, 2002).
Briggs, Jimmie. Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War (NY: Basic, 2005).
Brisard, J.C. & G. Dasquie. Forbidden Truth (NY: Thunder's Mouth, 2002). Oil pipeline interests and US Afghan policy under Clinton & Bush.
Brodsky, Anne F. With All Our Strength: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (NY: Routledge, 2003).
Dorronsoro, Gilles. Revolution Unending: Afghanistan, 1979 to the Present (trans. John King; NY: Columbia, 2005).
Ide, Arthur Frederick. Jihad, Mujahideen, Taliban, George W. Bush & Oil: A Study in the Evolution of Terrorism & Islam (Garland TX: Tanglewild, 2002).
Joya, Malalai. A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice (
Mehta, Sunita (ed.) Women for Afghan Women: Shattering Myths & Claiming the Future (NY: Palgrave, 2002).
Scott, Peter Dale. Drugs, Oil & War: The US in Afghanistan, Colombia & Indochina (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).
Shaw, Martin. The New Western Way of War: Risk-Transfer War & its Crisis in Iraq (London: Polity, 2005). New way of war, transfering risk to civilians as "collateral damage, is intrinsically counterproductive.
Seierstad, Asne. The Bookseller of Kabul  (trans. Ingrid Christophersen; Boston: Back Bay, 2003). Bleak view of post-war Kabul as experienced by women & young men of an elite family.
In the Library: Fiction
Fesperman, Dan. The Warlord's Son (NY: Knopf, 2004). American correspondent confronts postwar situation.
Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner (NY: Riverehead, 2004). Young Afghan American returns to find out what happened to a friend.
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
Come Back to Afghanistan, PBS "This American Life" (2/2/03). Hyder Akbar, an Afghan American teenager from California, visits Kabul with father, functionary of Hamid Kharzai government, in summer of 2002.
"Afghanistan: The Lost Truth" , dir. Yassemin Maleknasr, 64m. From Women Make Movies. Iranian filmmaker explores Afghanistan from Herat to Balkh after the fall of the Taliban.
"A Woman Among Warlords" , dir. Eva Mulvad ,58m. Story of first woman & youngest person ever to serve in Afghan Parliament.
"Land Mines: A Love Story" , dir. Dennis O'Rourke, 73m. Documentary.
"Taxi to the Dark Side" , dir. Alex Gibney, 106m. In video stores. Documentary on routinization of torture under U.S. military occupation in Afghanistan, Iraq & Guantanamo.