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Excerpted from Stanford Lawyer magazine STANFORD— Afghanistan is an unlikely classroom for Stanford Law School students. In the grip of war since 2001 — the second major foreign military intervention in 30 years—it is a country struggling to find its way to peace and stability. Essential to these aims is the development of the rule [...]

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Thomas Henriksen, a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, spoke with the Stanford News Service about the killing of Osama bin Laden, its impact on America’s war on terror and the repercussions on the relationships among the United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Henriksen specializes in the U.S. diplomatic and military courses of action toward terrorist [...]

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It’s Not About Tea

From the Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog By Kevin Starr I’ve spent a lot of time in Afghanistan and the mountains of northern Pakistan, so family and friends have been asking me what I think of the Three Cups of Tea dust-up. As it happens, I went to see Greg Mortenson’s work in 2000. I [...]

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In 2010, as the U.S. government commits more troops to Afghanistan in its efforts to quell insurgent activity in the region, scholars are raising doubts as to whether sufficient attention is being paid to historical precedent, especially in regards to the region’s recent history and varied cultural traditions. “The US administration has tried, in bits, [...]

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