Category - Afghanistan

  • 5 Mar 2010

    Two very different hearings have taken place in Britain today, concerned with questions of peace and war.

  • 5 Mar 2010

    The Prime Minister has admitted that Britain’s participation in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has cost UK taxpayers over £18billion. He told the Iraq Inquiry that invading Iraq was “the right decision and made for the right reasons".

  • 21 Feb 2010

    'Surge, attack, negotiations' is a cycle of action that has a ring of familiarity - and not just in Afghanistan, says Gene Stoltzfus. But not everyone is confident that aggression will bring a just peace.

  • 11 Feb 2010

    The Royal Navy’s most senior chaplain has triggered controversy by appearing to ask clergy not to criticise the war in Afghanistan or government military policy. He said that critical comments from the pulpit could damage morale.

  • 4 Feb 2010

    The government is facing criticism for the narrow range of its Defence Review, which was presented in a Green Paper in the House of Commons yesterday. Campaigners say that it ignores fundamental questions about security and conflict.

  • 28 Jan 2010

    The attempt to draw members of the Taliban into the political process in Afghanistan is a welcome step, but long overdue, the international development agency Christian Aid says. Popular participation is also needed.

  • 20 Jan 2010

    A Roman Catholic archbishop in Germany has given support to the country's senior Protestant bishop, Margot Kässmann, in her criticism of Germany's military strategy in Afghanistan, following a controversial New Year 2010 sermon.

  • 19 Jan 2010

    For British politics, the defining moment of the last decade was on 15 February 2003, when over a million people marched through London to oppose the invasion of Iraq. But the war went ahead despite public opposition. This striking image illustrates two key aspects of the last decade – a government pursuing a thoroughly militaristic agenda, and a public resistant to going along with it.

  • 31 Dec 2009

    As the United States debates health care reform, peace campaigners have pointed out that the cost of sending one US soldier to Afghanistan is equivalent to the cost of health insurance for 690 children for a year.

  • 3 Dec 2009

    The head of the United Church of Christ in the USA has released a statement critical of President Barack Obama’s decision to dramatically escalate troop levels in Afghanistan.