JUNE 2010

VOLUME 2 | ISSUE 4








Features



The Drug Courier Children of Herat

Institute For War & Peace Reporting

What happens to 10,000 street kids with no place to go.






Glimmer of Hope For Gypsy Education

Institute For War & Peace Reporting

Building trust: the move to invest in Balkh's Afghan Jogi.






Women Angry Over Shrine Ban

Institute For War & Peace Reporting

The ban on a popular women-only day at a major holy site in Balkh.










Kurds Mull Iraqi Government Role

Institute For War & Peace Reporting

As post-election talks loom, negotiators keep their counsel on likely alliances.






Death of a Student Journalist

Institute For War & Peace Reporting

A political feud and the murder of a student in Iraqi Kurdistan who criticized the government.







Struggling Sons of Babylon

Institute For War & Peace Reporting

Iraqi directors are feted abroad, while the domestic film sector struggles to survive.











Afghan Execution Protests Anger Iran

Institute For War & Peace Reporting

Bad neighbours: execution of Afghan refugees in Iran for trafficking narcotics.






The Problem With Iranian Men

Institute For War & Peace Reporting

Understanding Iran's "Boobquake" controversy: who's to blame?






Iraqi Stalemate Stirs Iraqi Militias

Institute For War & Peace Reporting

Armed groups sabre-rattling as tensions grow over protracted talks on new coalition government.











Columns



Strange Bedfellows

THE EDITORS - irks & quirks

Odd pairings, inspired by the British general election.








The Strategists

KENNETH PAYNE - the green zone

Who makes them better, America or Europe?






Renewing The Vows

JON WESTERN - the quiet american

The Albright Expert Group report on NATO's Strategic Concept.

















Agenda Highlights