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Katherine Brown joined CPD to discuss her recently published book, Your Country, Our War. Based on eight years of interviews in Kabul, Washington, and New York, she spoke to an engaged audience on how news intersects with international politics and shows the global power and reach of the U.S. news media, especially within the context of the post-9/11 era.

Moderating this event was Mohamad Mirghahari, former Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

CPD Advisory Board Member Katherine Brown's new book is the first to examine news media dynamics of the war in Afghanistan. 

Abdolmoghset Banikamal and Wahabuddin Ra'ees look at Ayatollah Khomeini's soft power efforts in Afghanistan and Malaysia.

A senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan apologized Wednesday for propaganda leaflets that superimposed a key Islamic text on the image of a dog. The leaflets distributed by U.S. forces in Parwan province, north of Kabul, on Tuesday depicted a lion, representing the U.S.-led coalition, chasing a dog with a section of the Taliban’s banner, containing a passage from the Koran in Arabic, superimposed on its side.

Hundreds of the youth come enthusiastically to the newly opened martial art center to see and learn the Shaolin after they have heard about from their friends or relatives. The branch of the Chinese Kung Fu was brought and introducing to Afghans by Hussain Sadiqi, an Afghan-Australian martial artist, who has defied the unsafe situation in his homeland to serve his people by teaching them the art.

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