Category - Afghanistan

  • 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

  • 22 Jun 2011

    A permanent memorial in Parliament Square is among the ideas to celebrate the life of anti-war activist Brian Haw, who died of cancer at the weekend.

  • 31 May 2011

    Leading representatives of the Church of Scotland have called for an end to the war in Afghanistan, and for UK troops to be called home soon.

  • 6 Apr 2011

    The World Council of Churches has condemned religious violence and provocation in sending condolences to the UN over the recent killings in Afghanistan.

  • 5 Apr 2011

    The west’s military-political strategy against the Gaddafi regime echoes its flawed approach to Afghanistan and Iraq, says Professor Paul Rogers. Nato is a military alliance, whose political masters still seem unable to think more creatively. The living consequences of Afghanistan and Iraq make the vacuum in Libya all the more dismaying.