Afghanistan


The United Nations Expresses Concern Over The Increase Of Conflict-Related Child Deaths In Afghanistan

The United Nation’s Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has released a statement expressing concern over the rising numbers of child deaths in conflict zones during 2017, urging involved parties to take action. The statement includes figures showing that between January 1 and April 30, 2017, compared to the same period in […]


US Advances To Move Beyond The Stalemate In Afghanistan

A broad review was undertaken by the Pentagon, the US State Department, and several intelligence organizations has recommended sending several thousand additional American troops to Afghanistan to try to break a military deadlock there. According to the US media reports, 3000-5000 additional troops, including hundreds of Special Operations forces, could […]


Reframing War: What Does US Soldier’s Final Photograph Really Represent?

On Monday, the US army released the last photograph taken by combat photographer, Specialist Hilda Clayton, which captured an accidental explosion in Afghanistan which killed her, an Afghan photojournalist who she was training, and three Afghan national army soldiers. On July 2, 2013, Clayton, 22, was conducting a live-fire training […]


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 […]