Afghanistan Archive

InfoMullet: Kabul dodges two bullets.

TLDR Up Front: Negotiations between protest camps blocking routes through the city and President Ghani were facilitated by the lower parliament, which appears to have largely sided with the protesters. The plan goes to the full parliament on Monday for a vote. President Ghani and Dr. Abdullah, the rivals at the heart of the

InfoMullet: The Coming Collapse – Waiting for a Coup in Kabul

TLDR: The Afghan capitol of Kabul has reached the tipping point where conditions are ripe for a coup within as little as a few weeks. In the most likely scenario Abdullah Abdullah, the second highest politician in the country would seek the ouster of President Ghani. Understanding the conditions requires understanding the ethnographic factions

InfoMullet: A (Brief) History of Salafi Takfirism

TLDR Up Front: Evaluate your news sources by applying the Eurocentric bedchel test! In addition to the Eurocentric lead role upon which the news story will (of course!) primarily focus on, are there *at least* two named indigenous influential actors presented with their own agency, motivations and conflicts/disputes that are not tied to the Eurocentric