Post Tagged with: "Afghanistan"

Elegy for Afghanistan: Forgetting a war

Elegy for Afghanistan: Forgetting a war

February 2, 2018 at 12:04 PM

To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace. ~ Tacitus, Life of Agricola, Book 30 Led to write this piece by the recent attacks in Kabul (Three in the last week of January), I wonder ifRead More

Paving the road to Kabul

Paving the road to Kabul

January 29, 2018 at 12:41 PM

President Trump, as Commander in Chief of the United States, put forward a long-awaited strategy for resolving the conflict in Afghanistan and tried to give a clear definition of ‘victory’ in the first of his statements marking the US policy on the embattled region. Soon after taking office in January 2017,Read More

Afghanistan; Wanted by Many, Belonging to None?

Afghanistan; Wanted by Many, Belonging to None?

August 18, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Afghan Independence Day is celebrated on 19 August to commemorate the Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919. The country was never part of the British Empire, which fought three wars with Afghanistan and won none. The smoke of that fire was not settled before another fire started, the Soviet-Afghan war (1979-1988) followed by multipleRead More

Unfulfilled Promises for Afghanistan’s Women

Unfulfilled Promises for Afghanistan’s Women

April 8, 2015 at 11:35 AM

In the 13 years since the fall of the Taliban, women’s rights in Afghanistan have seen incredible advancement. Despite this progress, however, women seldom have a voice in political and social affairs and are often left in the periphery when it comes to critical subjects impacting their country.