Afghanistan’s people are holding on to their hopes for peace, even as the details of the U.S.-Taliban deal require they do so with abundant caution.
Scott PetersonMy report from #Afghanistan, as Taliban say "reduction in violence" is over: "The Taliban are repeatedly sending messages to their estimated 80,000 fighters that the withdrawal deal marks a victory for them, and the surrender of a superpower..." csmonitor.com/World/Middle-E…@csmonitor
A Taliban spring offensive and a U.S. and Afghan government counteroffensive have created yet another obstacle to talks to end the war in Afghanistan.
Scott PetersonMy report, #Afghanistan: “The war should end. Peace should come at whatever price,” says brother of #Kabul bomb victim, a @CARE driver: Whether war lasts 20 years or 40, “in the end you will sit and talk, make a solution, and make peace.” csmonitor.com/World/Middle-E… via @csmonitor
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Scott PetersonRemembering Rwanda’s 1994 Genocide: My image of a Tutsi, displaced and emaciated in a makeshift hospital bed, as the mass-killing is underway of 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus, which…
Can the Islamic Revolution reform itself? What was once unlikely now seems inevitable as the regime weighs its failures and successes and pushes to reinvigorate flagging support among Iranians.
Scott PetersonMy report, Tehran, on this day in 2014: "At the 35th birthday party, children built waist-high toy Styrofoam centrifuges, used to enrich uranium, in a competition dubbed: 'Nuclear scientists of the next generation.' #IranRevolution40 csmonitor.com/World/Middle-E…@csmonitor
The decision to leave one’s homeland is hardly ever trivial, even when safety is the issue. Turkey’s economic and political slide has moved many to leave, but the ‘stay or go’ debate is an agonizing one.
Scott PetersonMy report on #Turkey brain drain: “I am so unhappy I want to sell my car and move. I don’t have a child, but I don’t feel the motivation to have a child. I would want them to grow up where honesty is a good thing.” csmonitor.com/World/Middle-E… via @csmonitor
After being accused of spying, Jason Rezaian was held in Iran's notorious prison for a year and a half. Throughout it all, he never considered giving up writing and reporting.
Scott PetersonJournalist Recounts The Absurdity And Torture Of 544 Days In #Iran's Evin Prison @Jrezaian: "The enemy of the Islamic Republic is not me — it's the realities of the modern world that we live in, and the way that they try and suppress truth."
The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has concluded that the government of Iran had “no legal basis for the arrest and detention” of imprisoned Princeton University graduate student Xiyue Wang. The committee says he should be...