AFGHANISTAN: Building trust in Afghanistan

by Kathy Kelly Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Here in Kabul, I read a recent BBC op-ed by Ahmed Rashid, urging a “diplomatic offensive” to build or repair relationships with the varied groups representing armed extremism in Afghanistan. Rashid has insisted, for years, that severe mistrust makes it almost impossible for such groups to … Continue reading AFGHANISTAN: Building trust in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN: Surveillance and surveys in Kabul

by Kathy Kelly Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace In Kabul, where the Afghan Peace Volunteers have hosted me in their community, the U.S. military maintains a huge blimp equipped with cameras and computers to supply 24 hour surveillance of the city. Remotely piloted drones, operated by Air Force and Air National Guard personnel in … Continue reading AFGHANISTAN: Surveillance and surveys in Kabul