The Middle East Institute is pleased to launch  a new series of short essays to be published collectively under the title "Voices from Afghanistan."  The concept behind this collection is simple: developments in Afghanistan deserve far greater and more nuanced attention than they currently receive in the mainstream media.  The aim of this project is to bring to light the activities, struggles and achievements of ordinary Afghans as well as of those who are working side-by-side with them.  Read the first article in this new series here.