Afghanistan


The Taliban Today – Where Does The Terror End?

November 13, 2001, the date the Taliban forces abandoned Kabul, having controlled the capital city since 1996. The Taliban’s decision to shelter Osama bin Laden in the wake of the September 11 attacks resulted in the US-led Northern Alliance entering Afghanistan in order to push them from power. That was […]


Ambulance Bomb Kills 103 In Afghanistan

On 27 January 2018, a bomb killed 103 people and injured countless others in Afghanistan. The attack occurred between two major checkpoints in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, where insurgents loaded an ambulance with explosives. They entered the city’s first checkpoint after the driver allegedly informed guards that they were taking […]


Humanitarian Aid In Afghanistan Threatened By Rising Attacks

The last week saw three high profile attacks on western targets in Afghanistan. Such attacks will cumulatively impact the willingness of humanitarian organizations to conduct operations in the already fragile country, therefore impacting the well-being of the millions that rely on their aid. On January 24th at least three people were […]


The Future of Humanitarian Work In War-Torn Countries

Humanitarian aid workers have increasingly been targeted for attacks by terror-related organizations. On January 25th, 2018, non-governmental organization (NGO) Save the Children confirmed that four of its staff had been killed in an assault that targeted their office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, claiming the lives of six aid workers. Carried out […]


Could Proposed Legislative Reform End France’s Violent War On Drugs?

A recently commissioned parliamentary report has suggested decriminalizing all drug use to ease France’s congested criminal justice system. Comprised of two assembly members of the governing centrist and centre-right parties, the report’s authorship recommended either fining (rather than prosecuting) individuals found in possession of drugs or downgrading use and possession […]


Kabul Hotel Siege Ends After Violent 14-Hour Streak

A 14-hour standoff in Kabul, Afghanistan serves as an unfriendly reminder that the Taliban still poses a real, substantial threat to the Middle East. At the Intercontinental Hotel, six gunmen stormed the building and held its guests captive. According to the Interior Ministry, 153 people, including 41 foreigners, were rescued […]