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Afghanistan after the Taliban: Podcast

Podcast of November 17, 2008 Central Asia Initiative Panel Presentation

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Duration: 1:59:29

Bringing together two of Europe’s leading anthropologists of Afghanistan, this panel presentation explores crucial transformations in post-Taliban Afghanistan as manifested in the lives of ordinary Afghans. Alessandro Monsutti and Magnus Marsden have worked extensively in the mountain areas within and around Afghanistan and by looking beyond the security curtain around Kabul that contains most media coverage are able to present a rare ‘view from the hills’ on the rapid social transformations that define contemporary Afghanistan. They are joined by the Afghan journalist Nushin Arbabzadah, draws on debates in the Afghan press in leading discussion of the two presentations.

For a report about the event, please see the Central Asia Initiative article, Talk with the Taliban?