Afghanistan


Taking Back Mosul: When Is Collateral Damage Justified?

The degree to which collateral damage may be justified by its potential to shorten a conflict and reduce long-term suffering has been questioned throughout history. Last week, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared victory in Mosul. It had been under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria […]


Terrorism Redefined

In February 2016, at a security conference in Munich, the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir was asked to comment on an article in The Atlantic, by Graeme Wood stating that despite the Minister’s comments on previous occasions, the Islamic State was indeed Islamic. In response, the Foreign Minister […]


Sectarian Violence In Afghanistan And Its Effect On Education, Child Labour, And Marriage

In the month of May, five children were reportedly killed while playing with an unexpected mortar near their home in the Laghman province of Afghanistan. The country is no stranger to circumstantial deaths since violence has been increasing significantly. In Afghanistan, the first four months of 2017 has been marked by conflict-related child deaths. The […]


Kabul Peace Process Concludes Its Inaugural Meeting On A Positive Note

The first meeting of the Afghan-led ‘Kabul Peace Process for Peace and Security Cooperation’ has officially concluded after a day of discussions, the Guardian reports. Led by Chief Executive Abdullah, organizers of the conference are reportedly hopeful that the conference has laid the foundations for security ties between Afghanistan and […]


Death Toll Rises After Truck Bomb Blast In Kabul

The death toll in Kabul continued to rise after an explosion on Wednesday. This issue shocked the entire country. At 8:30 in the morning, a truck that had been transporting water or human waste exploded near Zanbaq Square in Kabul’s tenth district. This area, where various foreign embassies live in, is […]


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 […]