Iain Guest


Iain Guest

Iain founded AP in 2001 after many years of writing about and working with civil society in countries in conflict. He was a Geneva-based correspondent for the London-based Guardian and International Herald Tribune (1976-1987); authored a book on the disappearances in Argentina; fronted several BBC documentaries; served as spokesperson for the UNHCR operation in Cambodia (1992) and the UN humanitarian operation in Haiti (2004); served as a Senior Fellow at the US Institute of Peace (1996-7); and conducted missions to Rwanda and Bosnia for the UN, USAID and UNHCR. Iain recently stepped down as an adjunct professor at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, where he taught human rights.



16 Aug

Afghan Betrayal – How We Broke A Promise to Women and Girls in Afghanistan

  Sixteen years ago, in October 2005, I found myself on a mountain in Wardak

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Posted Aug 16, 2021

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14 Nov

Every Day Is Election Day

The rest of the world hates to be lectured by Americans about democracy, so I

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Posted Nov 14, 2020

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11 Sep

Forever Haunted By The Disappeared

Families from Argentina and Nepal Demand Answers, Yearn for Closure   In the summer of

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Posted Sep 11, 2020

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31 Aug

Podcast – Remembering the Disappeared in Argentina

From Horror to Recovery: Iain Guest from The Advocacy Project discusses the lessons from Argentina

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Posted Aug 31, 2020

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17 Jul

Mask of Empowerment

President Trump’s mockery of face-masks will go down as one of his more spectacular missteps.

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Posted Jul 17, 2020

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20 Jun

World Refugee Day 2020 – Refugees, Resettlement and Racism

We commemorate World Refugee Day today in the wake of the shocking murder of George

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Posted Jun 20, 2020

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08 Jun

Pandemic Weakens Legal Protections for Victims of Domestic Abuse in the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic is making it harder to provide legal protection for victims of domestic

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Posted Jun 08, 2020

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14 May

A Community Teacher Chafes at Distance Learning, Pines for her Students

  I first met Lisa Olaynack, an English teacher at the Thompson Middle School in

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Posted May 14, 2020

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23 Apr

US Agencies Struggle to Protect Resettled Refugees Against COVID-19 

In 1996 Laura, 51, fled a brutal civil war in the Democratic Republic of the

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Posted Apr 23, 2020

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26 Aug

Israel, Gaza and the Future of Humanitarian Law

Israel’s tactics during the war in Gaza force us to ask whether humanitarian law has

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Posted Aug 26, 2014

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21 Aug

Strange Travels – Leaving Bangladesh

We are coming to the end of our visit to southern Bangladesh, and I am

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Posted Aug 21, 2008

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21 Aug

The Wisdom of the Poor

In Banari Para we are meeting individuals who were hit by the typhoon which swept

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Posted Aug 21, 2008

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20 Aug

A Question of Health

Today we drive to the district of Banari Para, where BERDO is lending about 300,000

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Posted Aug 20, 2008

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17 Aug

The Investors

We’ve decided to offer some of BERDO’s beneficiaries the chance to do a modest video

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Posted Aug 17, 2008

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16 Aug

Out of the Shadows

The village of Jagua lies off the main road, through a grove of bamboo cane,

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Posted Aug 16, 2008

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13 Aug

BERDO’s Micro-credit Model

Our boat arrives at the port of Barisal with a thud, in the pouring rain.

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Posted Aug 13, 2008

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11 Aug

“I Remember the Colours”

It takes an hour and 30 minutes to reach the port, and the journey is

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Posted Aug 11, 2008

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31 Jul

Arrival in Bangladesh

Over the next few weeks I will be posting blogs that were written during and

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Posted Jul 31, 2008

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22 Oct

At the Fatima Zahra School, Jalalabad

I have to visit all the classrooms at Fatima Zahra, and by the time we

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Posted Oct 22, 2005

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16 Oct

The Women Teachers of Fatima Zahra

Fatima Zahra school, Jalalabad, October 16: The school of Fatima Zahra is named after one

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Posted Oct 16, 2005

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14 Oct

Cooking Pans and Sunburnt Camels

Kabul October 13, 2005. I have been assigned to deliver some important letters on this

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Posted Oct 14, 2005

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13 Oct

The Work Plan

Kabul October 13, 2005. My first visit is to the suburb of Kart-i-char, where Omid

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Posted Oct 13, 2005

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12 Oct

Shocking News

Over the next weeks I will be posting blogs about my visit to Afghanistan in

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Posted Oct 12, 2005

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