Take the Guns Away

Afghan voices on security and elections

Published: 30 September 2004

The voices of the majority of Afghans are simply not heard nor heeded in thecorridors of power in Kabul, Washington, New York, and Brussels. Inevitably, much of the policy discussion about Afghanistan in the country and around the world focuses on the big picture. While not claiming to be statistically representative of the Afghan population, Take the Guns Away highlights the views of some Afghans, including farmers, teachers, housewives, and shopkeepers. Their views should, as much as any other, influence the many decisions facing Afghanistan.