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Afghanistan und der Westen – eine nicht so eindeutige Beziehungsgeschichte

Maurus Reinkowski , January 30th, 2022

Der Westen ist in Afghanistan kläglich gescheitert. Seine vielen Interventionen, selbst noch die gutgemeinten, haben das Land verfehlt – und letztlich zerstört. Für die Bevölkerung und für die…

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Afghanistan’s Global Entanglements

guestanthropologist , November 15th, 2021

by Magnus Marsden For many viewers in the West, the horrific scenes at Kabul airport in August 2021 appeared to suggest that after a brief period of international…

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Far Horizons, Arduous Journeys, and The Conference of the Birds

tabsir , August 20th, 2021

“The Concourse of the Birds” (ca. 1600), Metropolitan Museum of Art by Jon W. Anderson Amid the blizzard of punditry and spin-doctoring – especially spin-doctoring from perpetrators…


The Ghost of Amanullah: Afghanistan Redux

tabsir , August 17th, 2021

The Khyber Pass in 1923 Historians generally assume that “modernity” jump-started in Afghanistan in 1919 with the crowning of Ghazi Amanullah Khan as emir and later as king…


Picturing the “Enemy”

tabsir , April 3rd, 2021

My friend Karim Ben Khelifa, an award-winning photographic journalist who I met over a decade ago, has produced an extraordinary film (“The Enemy”) on his experience as a…


Author Interview: Warlord Survival: The Delusion of State Building in Afghanistan, by Romain Malejacq (Radboud University)

info@centraleurasia.org , October 13th, 2020

Editor’s note:  Here CESS Blog is pleased to present the fourth installment of our author interview series for those shortlisted for the annual CESS book award in social…

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Review of 2018, Part 4 (October–December): Nationalism, Deglobalization, plus the US exit from Syria

Maximilian C. Forte , December 23rd, 2018

OCTOBER Where US–Canada relations were concerned, as well as Trump’s trade strategy, NAFTA was the leading event opening the month of October. The US–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) On Monday,…


Book Review: Afghanistan Post–2014—Misreading Afghanistan’s Crypto-coloniality

M. Jamil Hanifi , September 28th, 2018

Review of: Afghanistan Post-2014: Power Configurations and Evolving Tragectories. Edited by Rajen Harshe’ and Dhananjay Tripathi. (New Delhi: Routledge), 2016, pp. xix+248. The colonial and postcoloni…


Closer to Home: Yiwu in the UK

guestanthropologist , April 30th, 2018

by Magnus Marsden While conducting research for the TRODITIES project in China, Afghanistan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Ukraine I regularly meet traders from Afghanistan who talk about…

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From the Field: A drive through north western Afghanistan

guestanthropologist , April 15th, 2018

by Magnus Marsden I am often asked what it is like to do fieldwork in Afghanistan. To give a sense of doing fieldwork in the country today, I…

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Asylsuchende aus Afghanistan und die Defizite des Gemeinsamen Europäischen Asylsystems

Bernd Parusel , February 19th, 2018

Zwischen 2014 und 2016 beantragten fast 400.000 afghanische Staatsangehörige Asyl in der Europäischen Union (EU). Afghanistan war damit nach Syrien das zweitwichtigste Herkunftsland Asylsuchender in d…

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Afghan asylum seekers and the deficits of the Common European Asylum System

Bernd Parusel , February 19th, 2018

Between 2014 and 2016, nearly 400,000 Afghan nationals applied for asylum in the European Union (EU), which made Afghanistan the second most important country of origin among asylum…

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After Bukhara: Central Asian trading networks in Afghanistan and Beyond

guestanthropologist , December 4th, 2017

By Magnus Marsden Several tombs of Afghanistan’s historic figures have been restored in recent years. In the Bagh-e Babur park – elegantly restored by the Aga Khan Foundation…

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The Art of Conflict Chic (part 1)

Aman Mojadidi , October 30th, 2017

In this essay, Afghan American artist Aman Mojadid reflects on a series of installations entitled “Conflict Chic” he exhibited in a solo exhibition in Paris in 2011. He…


The Art of conflict chic (part 2)

Aman Mojadidi , October 30th, 2017

In this essay, Afghan American artist Aman Mojadid reflects on a series of installations entitled “Conflict Chic” he exhibited in a solo exhibition in Paris in 2011. He…


Why Deportation to Afghanistan is Wrong

Shahram Khosravi , October 3rd, 2017

Since the first week of August, hundreds of young Afghan asylum seekers have been holding a sit-down protest against deportation in central Stockholm. The protest is staged on…


Rechtsanwalt für meinen afghanischen Patenjungen

Cultural Affair , July 30th, 2017

Gestern startete ich auf generosity.com ein Crowdfunding, um vielleicht einen Teil der Rechtsanwaltskosten für meinen afghanischen Patenjungen zu decken. Ich freue mich über Spenden und Teilen der Akt…

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‘Ungoverned Spaces’?

guestanthropologist , June 14th, 2017

by Magnus Marsden **Previously published at Hurst’s blog.** In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Manchester, the term ‘ungoverned spaces’ has returned to the forefront of public debate ab…

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Death in Mazar-I Sharif

guestanthropologist , May 16th, 2017

by Magnus Marsden The brutal killing of up to 140 Afghan Army soldiers on April 22nd at an army base located near the city of Mazar-i Sharif in…

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Afghan Gender Policies & Humanitarian Carnival – Julie Billaud with Heath Cabot #REDUX

Heath Cabot , March 30th, 2017

Julie Billaud‘s first monograph, entitled « Kabul Carnival: Gender Politics in Postwar Afghanistan», came out in 2015 with the University of Pennsylvania Press, in its series The Ethnography…


From the Field: Herat

guestanthropologist , January 23rd, 2017

Notes from the Field: Regional Connectivity as a Site for the Ethnography of Diplomacy, Afghanistan 6/10/16 – 6/11/16 was originally published on the University of Copenhagen’s Asian Dynamics Blog….

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Donald Trump and Empire: An Assessment

Maximilian C. Forte , October 7th, 2016

“There is something unseemly about a nation conducting a foreign policy that involves it in the affairs of most of the nations of the world while its own…


Virtual Roundtable: ALESSANDRO MONSUTTI’S RESPONSE #PoliticalAgency

Alessandro Monsutti , September 5th, 2016

1. To what extent does the notion of political agency help to understand political change? I started my ethnographic career in the Pakistani city of Quetta in the…


On Drones

tabsir , April 16th, 2016

Al-Jazeera has recently published an article on an American serviceman who helped design the drone program in Afghanistan. The article is online here. I published my critique of…