Jean MacKenzie

Reporting War and Peace in Afghanistan


Jean MacKenzie, Program Director at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, discusses the ineffective use of foreign aid in Afghanistan, the lingering resentment of Hamid Karzai by factional groups excluded from political power, the India/Pakistan competition for influence in Afghanistan and the moral obligation of the U.S. to tidy the mess it made.

MP3 here. (26:05)

Jean MacKenzie writes for, The Moscow Times, Christian Science Monitor, Newsday and The Boston Globe. She is the Program Director at the Institue for War and Peace Reporting.

9 thoughts on “Jean MacKenzie”

  1. According to former Trident missile engineer Bob Pentagon aims to achieve a disarming and unanswerable first-strike capability. According to Bob Aldridge the US Navy can track and destroy all enemy submarines simultaneously. Please see the article by Keir Lieber and Daryl Press, “The Rise of US Nuclear Primacy” in the 2006 March/April issue of Foreign Affairs. A First-Strike Capability won´t be complete without the missiles in Poland to shoot down any surviving Russian missiles. Even if it´s only for blackmail, the Russians may have no choice but implementing Launch On Warning.

  2. Scott Horton himself! I am a big fan and your most faithfull listener from Berlin, Germany!

    EVERY DAY, I enjoy downloading your latest interview via WiFi on my mobile phone and then listen to it in my car. Radio in Berlin is pretty good, but your show beats even the BBC World Service hands down.
    I think I did not miss a single one of your recordings in the past 3 years.

    I also enjoyed you debating that neocon on stage.

    my favorite interviews you did:
    2007-02-20 scott ritter
    2008-09-29 jeff huber (last one was not so good, but have him back since huber is really quite a charakter. huber is a german name btw)
    plus all pat buchanan, the other scott horton, cockburn, pape, bingham, palast and prather (why not invite him back, its been a while).

    you have become very well informed on iraq and nuklear issues, and in listening you, so have i, to the amazement of my friends. its simple, just listen to radio. requires fluency in english though…

    i want to thank you for excellent service and hope you keep going strong!!

    auf wiedersehen,


  3. It may be because I was in another room, but I could barely understand her in this interview. It sounded like she was on a walkie-talkie. I don’t where the problem was but I just wanted Scott to know for sake of future interviews.

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