We speak with Johan Galtung, known as a founder of the field of peace and conflict studies. He’s spent the past half-century pursuing nonviolent conflict resolution in international relations. Galtung discusses the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Mideast talks, why President Obama is losing his base, and much more.
The history of women in Afghanistan is one of continuous struggle, be that against Persia, Britian, Russia, and now the United States. Yet beyond the struggle against a foreign invader, Afghan women’s battle has always been a double struggle, because at one and the same time as they fought against foreign invaders, they fought as well against their own profoundly male chauvinist culture.
* How does Obama’s troop surge in Afghanistan affect Afghan women?
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