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New Book

War and Exile Through the Musicians’ Eye in Afghanistan (Book Review)

Books on Afghan music are rare, especially compared to the number of publications on Afghan society and history. The main stories about Afghan music tend to be written by non-specialists and focus mainly on its prohibition during Taleban rule.

Monday 21 August 2017

A Region at Risk: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

Asia & the Pacific is exposed to climate change impacts. Home to the majority of the world’s poor, the population is vulnerable to those impacts. Unabated warming could largely diminish previous economic achievements putting the future of the region at risk.

Thursday 20 July 2017

Why ‘1984’ Is a 2017 Must-Read

The dystopia described in George Orwell’s nearly 70-year-old novel “1984” suddenly feels all too familiar. A world in which Big Brother (or maybe the National Security Agency) is always listening in, and high-tech devices can eavesdrop in people’s homes.

Friday 16 June 2017

Over 300 writers join PEN International in launch of its global campaign for displaced writers

PEN Intl’s 3 year “Make Space” campaign launched 31 May 2017 backed by writers from PEN’s global membership, aims to create opportunities for writers having experienced forced displacement/ living in exile.Through publications, events, advocacy & projects.

Friday 2 June 2017

Book: Protecting Human Rights in the 21st Century

Aidan Hehir and Robert Murray have chosen an innovative strategy for surmounting the entrenched divide between scholars believing in human rights, and commentators fatalistically resigned to the rights’ worthlessness on the ground. They offer many alternative perspectives.

Tuesday 23 May 2017

New Bilingual Publication: My Realm; Poems and Photos by Women

NEW Armanshahr Bilingual Publication: My Realm; Poems and Photos by Women, Editors: Guissou Jahangiri & Rooholamin Amini, Photographers: Elaha Sahel, Masumeh Jafari, Mahshid Rasti

Tuesday 14 February 2017

New Book: 38 Unveiled Voices from Afghanistan

The present book is a collection of 38 interviews drawn from “Unveiling Afghanistan, the Voices of Progress” Campaign that was launched in mid 2013 by Armanshahr in a 50 day count down to the third round of Presidential election in Afghanistan and profited from the support of the FIDH.

Wednesday 4 January 2017

NEW REPORT -Afghanistan- How and why truth and justice have been kept off the agenda

28 September 2015. The symbolic seizure of Kunduz by the Taliban in Northern Afghanistan surprised many observers; after weeks of fighting and the tragic loss of civilian lives, the Taliban withdrew. For sure, these events were a strong reminder that the Afghan conflict has no ended with the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, far from it. A situation that explains to a great extent why the Afghan people are now extenuated and yearn for security and peace. But what is needed for this to happen?

Wednesday 31 August 2016

NEW BOOK: Simorgh; The Thirty Wise Birds

Simorgh : the Thirty Wise Birds presents 20 photographs of 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner, Massoud Hossaini (AFP) & an anthology of poems translated into English from among 1,000 works, verse & prose promoting peace and rejecting war from Afghanistan, Iran & Tajikistan.

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Women’s Rights, Taliban, and Reconciliation: An Overview

Since President Ashraf Ghani’s election in 2014, discussion of impend-ing reconciliation talks with the armed opposition of the Taliban has been intensifying. Taliban sources confirmed contacts and indicated they were gearing up towards formal talks.

Wednesday 27 January 2016