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Deedee Derksen is writing a book on reporting in Afghanistan, after having been based in Kabul as the correspondent for the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant. She also supports local media in Afghanistan. She lives in Brussels.
deedeederksen has written 30 posts for Deedee Derksen

Reintegrating armed groups in Afghanistan

7 March 2014 Four programs for the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of armed groups in Afghanistan have been undertaken since 2001, but they have reflected a piecemeal approach and produced limited results. A comprehensive DDR effort in the future is unlikely to work unless a settlement includes all armed groups, and the reintegration of … Continue reading

Disarmament and rearmament in Helmand

6 January 2014 On a visit to Helmand in mid-December, UK Prime Minister David Cameron stated that when British troops withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of next year, they will have accomplished their main aim – leaving behind a basic level of security. But a new report by the Pentagon (1) tells a different … Continue reading

Transition in Uruzgan

12 June 2013 “Only the dead see the end of war”. The encryption on the monument for fallen foreign soldiers in Camp Holland, the main international military base in Uruzgan, might end up a sad prediction for many inhabitants of this southern province. As foreign forces prepare to leave, Uruzganis are ever more worried about … Continue reading

Uit het jury rapport van de M.J. Brusse prijs

Thee met de Taliban. Deedee Derksen. Veel is er de afgelopen jaren geschreven over de Nederlandse missie in Uruzgan en de oorlog in Afghanistan, met Irak als onze meest recente militaire bijdrage in den vreemde. Veel ook is er te doen geweest over de prangende professionele vraag of een journalist met goed fatsoen embedded op … Continue reading

Research on Reintegration of Taliban

“The formal reintegration process doesn’t offer people much at the moment,” said Deedee Derksen, a Dutch researcher who’s written on the subject for the U.S. Institute of Peace and other think tanks. “They can’t guarantee security, and the lack of security relates to the fact that the program is not embedded into a broader political … Continue reading

Bert Wagendorp over Thee met de Taliban

Afgelopen week las ik het boek, Thee met de taliban, oorlogsverslaggeving voor beginners, van Deedee Derksen. Derksen was van begin 2008 tot mei 2009 correspondent van de Volkskrant in Afghanistan. Anders dan de meeste verslaggevers werkte ze niet ‘embedded’. Ze trok op eigen houtje het land in. Ze wilde de oorlog begrijpen en hem niet … Continue reading

Tea with the Taliban shortlisted

recensie interview recensie March 8: Thee met de Taliban nominated for the M.J. Brusse award! Uit het juryrapport: Thee met de Taliban. Deedee Derksen. Veel is er de afgelopen jaren geschreven over de Nederlandse missie in Uruzgan en de oorlog in Afghanistan, met Irak als onze meest recente militaire bijdrage in den vreemde. Veel ook … Continue reading

Hugh Pope on Tea with the Taliban

Post van Niels Roelen – Soldaat in Uruzgan

Zap Afghanistan

http://player.vimeo.com/video/16478832 Zap Afghanistan from Prospektor on Vimeo.