Facing realities in Afghanistan – The road to recovery goes through the countryside

This piece by journalist and author Edward Girardet was first published by The Essential Edge 4 December, 2011. ZANZIBAR CAFE - Edward Girardet Geneva -- The first...

Afghan Offensives: Lessons from the Past (2009)

This piece by journalist and author Edward Girardet was published by The Essential Edge 19 March, 2009. The recent US-led Coalition-Afghan offensive in Marjah, Helmand Province,...

Reflections on Access to Health Care

American film director Michael Moore’s documentary “Sicko” on health care in the United States – 50 million people without insurance or access to proper...

Charlie Wilson and Afghanistan’s Unwinnable Wars

This piece by journalist and author Edward Girardet was published by The Essential Edge 27 February, 2008. The United States is sending an additional 3,000...

On Remembering Christophe

This piece by Edward Girardet was published by The Esssential Edge 22 December, 2007. CESSY -- Christophe de Ponfilly, the 55-year-old French film-maker, writer, and...

Putting the message across on planetary isses

The 2007 Nobel Award to former US Vice President Al Gore and the 3,000 scientists of the UN Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) recognizes...