Afghanistan


Leading Figure In The Pakistani Taliban Surrenders

The Pakistani Military has announced that Sajjid Mohammed (more commonly known as Ehsanullah Ehsan), a leading figure in the Pakistani Taliban, has surrendered himself into their custody. Ehsan rose to prominence as the public face of the organization, through sophisticated media campaigns. In the aftermath of terrorist attacks, he would […]


Hit And Run Or Hit And Miss? Is There Any Truth To The Allegations Of War Crimes Against The NZ SAS?

In March 2017, Jon Stephenson and political journalist/author Nicky Hager published Hit & Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour. The book explores an account of events detailing war crimes committed by the New Zealand Special Air Service (NZ SAS) in Afghanistan in 2010. It accuses […]


The Death Of A Baby, The Birth Of Terror: Female Infanticide And Terrorism

Female infanticide is the selective abortion of a female fetus or the killing of female babies after birth. This occurs because of cultural norms equating socio-economic superiority to the male sex, as married women traditionally live with their husband’s family, thus leaving their parents without future support. It can also […]


Could The New Zealand SAS Be Responsible For War Crimes In Afghanistan?

Last week, journalist Nicky Hager launched his latest book, Hit and Run, about New Zealand Special Air Service raids on villages in Afghanistan. The book centres around allegations that New Zealand SAS may have been involved in war crimes during deployment in Afghanistan. The book describes Operation Burnham, a New Zealand-led raid […]


Security Council Extends Mandate Of UN Mission In Afghanistan

A UN Security Council resolution has extended the mandate of its mission (known commonly as UNAMA) in Afghanistan until March 17th of next year, whilst calling on the Afghan government, with international support, to tackle the threat posed by extremist groups, such as the Taliban, Al-Qaida, Islamic State, and other groups. […]


US Army General Suggests Russia May Be Supplying The Taliban

According to a top US Army general, Russia may be arming Taliban militants fighting against the U.S backed Afghani government. U.S. Army General Curtis Scaparrotti told a NATO committee in Europe on Thursday Russian influence had increased in the region, and could potentially extend to the support of the Taliban. […]


Trump Administration Hosts Anti-ISIS Summit

President Donald Trump has invited 68 coalition nation’s fighting with Islamic State to meet in Washington. The Summit, which is a ministerial-level gathering of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, is led by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It has been two years fighting against ISIS, and this meeting will […]