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By Chris Johnson

With the re-building of the failed Afghan nation now on the middle of the recent foreign intervention, this publication explores how the perceptions of outsiders were at odds with Afghans' personal understandings in their kingdom. It exhibits how the inability of realizing that characterised earlier guidelines continues to be hugely problematic. by way of carrying on with to take pleasure in a superficial, selective portrayal of the rustic, the overseas group dangers production a kingdom that doesn't exist, and rules that won't paintings.

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A thousand such stories abound. Drive further along the road, stop at the village of Hazrat i Sayyed and walk up the hill to the shrine of Nasir Khusraw, a renowned poet and thinker whose missionary activity in the cause of the Ismaili faith forced him to flee his home in Balkh and pursue his work in  |   exile under the protection of an intellectual Ismaili prince in Yamgan in the remote mountains of Badakhshan. In exile, he turned his energies to contemplation and writing for the next thirty-five years of his life.

Failure is not an option’ Given what they have seen and suffered at the hands of outside forces and their allies, the fact that Afghans still look to the international community to bring stability and peace to their country seems to illustrate their desperation, rather than trust. Judging by the experience of the past two years, they have good reason to be anxious about the intentions of the international community. The short-term objectives of the US ‘war on terror’ have in many places let the factional genie out of the bottle, and thereby deepened the domestic dimension of the conflict.

11 ‘Rival warlords fighting in Afghanistan’, Associated Press, 9 October 2003. 12 UNSC Resolution 1510 (2003), August 2003. 13 Associated Press, 2 October 2004.               |  2 | Identity and society New values and old ‘I wanna fuck you,’ leers a young man, as a foreign woman old enough to be his mother walks along a Kabul street. Such petty harassment has become everyday stuff here and, strangely in this culture, it has no respect for age. No wonder so many Afghan women still chose to stay under their burqas.

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