Tag: Will Calhoun

The Afghanistan Presidential Election: A Guide

The Afghanistan Presidential Election: A Guide

Who will become Afghanistan's next president? Background Elections in Afghanistan are set to be held on April 5, 2014. Incumbent President Hamid Karzai is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term in office. Several candidates are on the ballot — among the frontrunners being...

The Race to Save Mes Aynak (Part 2/2)

The Race to Save Mes Aynak (Part 2/2)

What will the fate of Afghanistan's culture be? Fair Observer’s Central & South Asia Editor, Will Calhoun, speaks to Brent E. Huffman about the efforts to preserve Mes Aynak — a vast and rich archaeological site in Logar Province,...

The Race to Save Mes Aynak (Part 1/2)

The Race to Save Mes Aynak (Part 1/2)

What will the fate of Afghanistan's culture be? Years of war have ravaged Afghanistan's archeological heritage. The demolition of the Buddhas of Bamiyan only presaged what would be a decade of destruction, smuggling, and looting of Afghanistan's rich...

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