Afghanistan

  • 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.

  • 3 Dec 2009

    An evangelical leader in the US has said that Barack Obama’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan is “a mistake” and “the wrong direction for US foreign policy.

  • 2 Dec 2009

    Peace activists in Boston, Washington DC and other parts of the United States have been mounting protests against President Obama's expansion of the war in Afghanistan.

  • 20 Nov 2009

    Six members of the nonviolent campaigning group Trident Ploughshares have been arrested after blocking the entrance to a meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly at Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

  • 20 Nov 2009

    Over a dozen church leaders in the United States are urging a new strategy for Afghanistan on President Barack Obama, based on a "a humanitarian and development surge" rather than military might.

  • 20 Nov 2009

    America can either tolerate constant and crippling conflict, or recognise that the yearning for peace is universal, and strengthen its resolve to end conflicts around the world, say US Christian leaders, echoing President Obama's words back to him. They are calling for a new approach to Afghanistan based on "a humanitarian and development surge".

  • 12 Nov 2009

    Joe Glenton, a British soldier who refused to return to Afghanistan after developing a principled opposition to the war, has been re-arrested and charged with five more offences following his part in an anti-war demonstration.

  • 9 Nov 2009

    Politicians and generals have been struggling to justify the Afghan war after a poll revealed the extent of public opposition. They have put forward different, and at times contradictory, arguments for keeping UK troops in Afghanistan.

  • 8 Nov 2009

    The United States faces mounting problems in the three leading conflict zones of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, says Paul Rogers. The escape-route lies not in military escalation but in a change of thinking.