Bullets to Ballots?

A training session for poll workers in Baghdad. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press.

This week on War News Radio, we take a look at the campaign tactics surrounding Iraq’s Jan 31st provincial elections. Candidates seeking votes in Baghdad are tearing pages from the Tammany Hall playbook — and then some. Madeleine Abromowitz and Gabriel Ramirez report.

Then, we find out about the challenges facing Iraq’s internally displaced people as they think about where – and whether – to vote in the provincial elections. Jess Engebretson reports.

Next, a look at how growing up in a war zone is impacting children’s games in Iraq. Anna Shechtman reports.

Finally, we hear how the fall of the Taliban opened up new opportunities for women in Afghanistan. Anna Grant reports.

These stories, plus the week’s news this week from War News Radio.

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