Afghanistan Under Siege – Public radio show with Dr Bojan Savic
Écrit par Team BXL sur 20 janvier 2022
In the context of Géopolis’ photo exhibition about Afghanistan, and current developments in the country, Géopolis and Euradio invited Dr Bojan Savic for an interview about his book “Afghanistan Under Siege. The Afghan Body and the Postcolonial Border.”, recorded on November 10th 2021 at L’Ascenseur.
In this book, based on field work undertaken in Afghanistan itself and through engagement with postcolonial theory, Bojan Savic critiques western intervention in Afghanistan by showing how its casting of Afghan natives as “dangerous” has created a power network which fractures the country – in echoes of 19th and 20th century colonial powers in the region. Savic also offers an analysis of how and by what means global security priorities have affected Afghan lives.
Our guest : Bojan Savic is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies. His current research combines insights from Critical Geopolitics, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Security Studies, and International Development.
Journalist : Nadine Vermeulen
Image : i Postcross