• October 8, 2011

    Afghanistan's war enters its second decade with the Taliban emboldened and the United States enfeebled, says Professor Paul Rogers. But the power-play between Pakistan, India and China is also now central to an assessment of what comes next. Afghanistan's future will be decided in Islamabad, New Delhi and Beijing as much as, if not more, than in Kabul and Washington.

  • October 7, 2011

    Six peace activists were arrested this morning, as they protested outside Downing Street on the tenth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.

  • October 7, 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.

  • October 7, 2011

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

  • September 28, 2011

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

  • September 12, 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.

  • September 8, 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

  • August 18, 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.

  • August 5, 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.

  • July 6, 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.