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    Inside Story - The UN mission in Afghanistan

    Phyllis Bennis, Ahmad Fawsi, Jun Borras
    29 October 2009
    In the media

    The UN has huge role to play in Afghanistan, but when it is trying to do this under the conditions of occupation it is inevitable that it is going to be seen as part of that occupation, not as part of the solution.

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    Michael Klare

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    Michael Klare is a professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire University, a renowned analyst on oil politics and US defence policy and was TNI's first Phd graduate when TNI used to run an academic programme through a virtual US university.

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    Nina Brenjo

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    Nina Brenjo joined TNI as communications manager in 2009. She regularly scans the global coverage of issues relevant to TNI’s work and is primarily responsible for media outreach and the promotion of TNI books....

  4. Kamil Mahdi

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    Kamil Mahdi is an experienced analyst of Middle Eastern politics and economics, in particular the political economy of oil-exporting countries. Mahdi is secretary of the International Association of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, researching Iraq's economy, politics and modern history including the politics and economics of sanctions, conflict and occupation. His other interests include economic...

  5. Jochen Hippler

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    Former TNI director (1993-95), Jochen Hippler is a specialist on the Muslim Middle East (mostly Arab countries) and Central Asian politics (mostly Afghanistan and Pakistan)....

  6. Mariano Aguirre

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    Mariano Aguirre is Senior Advisor on Peacebuilding at the Office of the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Colombia. He was before the director of the Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution (NOREF), in Oslo....

  7. Boris Kagarlitsky

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    Boris Kagarlitsky is a well-known international commentator on Russian politics and society. Boris was a deputy to the Moscow City Soviet between 1990-93, during which time he was a member of the executive of the Socialist Party of Russia, co-founder of the Party of Labour, and advisor to the Chairperson of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia.  Previously, he was a student...

  8. Achin Vanaik

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    Achin Vanaik (India) TNI Fellow and Retired Professor of International Relations and Global Politics from the University of Delhi, Achin is an active member of the Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (India). He has (co)authored or (co) edited 20 books ranging from studies of India's political economy, issues concerning religion, communalism and secularism as well as international...