When it comes to Afghanistan, the most searched terms on web search engines are “Afghanistan news”, “Afghanistan war”, and given the current situation, it’s highly unsurprising.
With forty years of uninterrupted conflict under its collective belt, Afghanistan is the country bearing the longest state of war in the world. Civil war, foreign invasions and alternating influences, Mujaheedin fights and resistance, Taliban regime, NATO intervention and prolonged presence are taking their toll on people’s personality and mentality and on the country’s fast-fading patience and rampant corruption and on, making it increasingly difficult to form a strong and independent government.
With all this mind, it’s normal that most articles about Afghanistan focus on the constant state of war, on terrorist attacks and on the refugee crisis.
The Afghan Dispatch wants to be different.
Obviously, war, terrorism and refugee humanitarian emergency will find plenty of space among these pages, but the way they will be presented will not be hasty and superficial, but supported by a great deal of in-depth research, references with the recent past and dynamics going on from inside the different currents of local leadership, and interviews with locals.
Alongside the war-related news, Afghan Dispatch will cover social issues, local traditions, fascinating bits of ancient history and, why not, also some tips for future travelers.