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About Giuliano Battiston

Freelance journalist and researcher, Giuliano Battiston contributes to the Italian newspaper “il manifesto”, “l’Unità” e to the cultural review “Lo Straniero”. From Afghanistan he writes also for Inter Press Service news agency. He has conducted field-researches in Afghanistan for the Italian civil society network “Afgana” and other NGOs. He is the programme coordinator of a book fair dedicated to social issues (“Salone dell’editoria sociale”, and the author of two interview books on globalization: Zygmunt Bauman. Modernità e globalizzazione (Edizioni dell’Asino 2009) and Per un’altra globalizzazione (Edizioni dell’Asino 2010). He is working on a book about the Afghan conflict through the people's eyes.

Articles by Giuliano Battiston

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Afghanistan 2014: political transition

As Afghanistan heads for presidential elections on April 5, the country is going through one of the most critical periods in its post-Taleban history: the transition (Inteqal). 

Disillusion, mistrust and suspicion: the legacy of the Afghan war

When we call for greater security, the soldiers tell us they are here for rebuilding. When we call for rebuilding, they state they are here for the security. In the end, they guarantee neither.

Facts on the ground in Afghanistan: a village perspective

Let’s try asking Afghan people: “Has the west failed in Afghanistan?”
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