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Afghanistan and Central Asia Research Information

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VOA, Radio Ashna, Interview (Persian) (Oct. 2010).

"Can Afghanistan Meet Karzai Goal of Handling Own Security by 2014?," PBS News Hour, (July 2010).

"President Obama’s ‘New’ Afghanistan-Pakistan Strategy: Why it is Unlikely to Work," The Australian National University, (Oct. 2009).

"Security and Governance in Post-Taliban Afghanistan: What Went Wrong and Why?" University of Alaska Southeast, Video | Audio (Oct. 2009).

Interchange - Nazif Shahrani: Understanding Central Asian Culture  - WFHB: Bloomington Community Radio, (July 14, 2009).

"Kabul Violence Underscores Simmering Resentments," Voice of American News, (May 30, 2006).

"Afghanistan's Future," KUOW Seattle, (May 3, 2006).

"Afghan Visit," NewsHour, (March 1, 2006).

"The Situation in Afghanistan," Center for American Progress, (Oct. 11, 2005).

"What the Afghans are thinking about the process in their country," George Washington University, (Oct. 5, 2005).

"The War Continues in Afganistan," KPFA San Francisco, (Aug. 23, 2005).

"The Situation in Afghanistan," DW-WORLD.DE Radio, (May 31, 2005).

"Afghan Turmoil," NewsHour, (May 23, 2005).

"Critical Election," NewsHour, (Oct. 11, 2004).

"A Marriage of Two Civilizations : the Balance between Western Norms and Muslim Values," AMSS Conference discussion with Nazif Shahrani and Ali Mazrui, (Sept., 2003).

"Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Interview with Nazif Shahrani," (March 19, 2003).

"Uncertain Times," KCTS Productions, (Jan. 17, 2002).

"Afghanistan's History of Foreign Intervention and Conflict," World Affairs Monthly, (Dec. 28, 2001). PDF

"Shaping the Future," NewsHour, (Nov. 27, 2001).

"Governance in Afghanistan" Interview (Persian/Dari), Deutsche Welle.

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M. Nazif Shahrani is a Professor of Anthropology and Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington.

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