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The fate of women’s rights in Afghanistan

John R. Allen and Vanda Felbab-Brown – Brookings This piece is part of 19A: The Brookings Gender Equality Series. In this essay series, Brookings scholars, public officials, and other subject-area experts examine the current state of gender equality 100 years after the 19th Amendment was adopted to the U.S. Constitution and propose recommendations to cull the…

How the humble pomegranate is helping Afghans to a better way of life

A Scots-led initiative is making a big difference to farmers on the other side of the globe writes Roddy Gow In addition to being founder and chairman of the Asia Scotland Institute I am chairman of the UK Foundation of Plant for Peace. With Christmas and Hogmanay celebrated, as we look forward to what 2017…