Hundreds of villagers in the Afghan province of Nangarhar protested over a Nato raid, which they claim killed several civilians. Local estimates vary from 6 to 11 dead people. The operation should have targeted Taliban hideout only, but Nato officials said they were not aware of civilian deaths.
In next issue of the Journal of South Asia Women Studies we will publish and interview to H.R.H. Princess India d’Afghanistan, one of the daughters of ex king Amanullah Khan (1892-1960).
It has just been published by Center for U.S.-Korea Policy Newsletter Vol.2, No.5 (May 2010). The editorial “Nuclear Posture Review and Its Implications on the Korean Peninsula” has been written by Hyun-Wook Kim, Professor at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS), South Korea.
Since his inauguration, President Obama has placed substantial emphasis on pushing forward non-proliferation and counter-terrorism. His overall nuclear policy consists of three components: non-proliferation, disarmament and the peaceful use of nuclear energy. This policy was first laid out in President Obama’s Prague speech on April 5, 2009, and further developed in the April 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). These policy adjustments have direct implications for South Korea as a country that is facing an expanded nuclear threat as a result of North Korea’s nuclear development.