Category - Afghanistan

  • 7 Oct 2011

    This month marks 10 years of international intervention in Afghanistan. Liberating its women was one of the justifications given for the US led NATO intervention in the country and toppling the Taliban – a regime that made female education illegal and forbade women to hold jobs or even to leave the house without a male family member.

  • 7 Oct 2011

    A call for action to rebuild Afghanistan is being backed by protest events today in London and in five other European capital cities.

  • 28 Sep 2011

    A Kirk leader has repeated the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly call for the government to bring the troops home from Afghanistan.

  • 12 Sep 2011

    Two NGOs have expressed alarm that the arms company BAE Systems will this week showcase a new “autonomous” military drone at the London arms fair.

  • 8 Sep 2011

    The anniversary of the 9/11 attacks presents an opportunity to reflect on the catastrophic mistakes of the ‘war on terror' says a new report

  • 18 Aug 2011

    Senior parliamentarian Sir Menzies Campbell and commentator James Fergusson, whose book 'Taliban' strips away misconceptions and lays bare the contradictions of western policy, are taking part in a public conversation on Friday 19 August, co-sponsored by the beliefs and values think-tank Ekklesia.

  • 5 Aug 2011

    The prospects of settlements in some of the most intractable situations in the world today, as well as in domestic political wrangles over the health service, education and more, depend upon a host of unseen actors, says Simon Barrow. They create the conditions for the more formal political mechanisms to make progress.

  • 6 Jul 2011

    A horrific incident that happened three years ago has recently been reported in the Guardian as follows.

    On 4 March 2007 a convoy of US marines, who arrived in Afghanistan three weeks earlier, were hit by an explosives-rigged mini-van outside the city of Jalalabad.

  • 25 Jun 2011

    A group of 40 religious leaders in the United States have called for President Barck Obama to "bring the war in Afghanistan to an end."

  • 23 Jun 2011

    International lawyers have identified an existing but previously unacknowledged requirement in law for those who use or authorise the use of drone strikes