New Efforts To Eradicate Polio In Remote Areas Of Afghanistan Engage Religious Leaders

As one of the last countries ravaged by naturally occurring outbreaks of the debilitating Polio virus, the Afghan government is taking advanced steps in order to eliminate the disease once and for all. The Guardian has reported that the government is enlisting Clerics and Islamic scholars to communicate with communities […]

Afghanistan’s Ongoing Instability: The Product Of Foreign Intervention?

Today, Afghanistan is a fractured state devastated by decades of extensive foreign military intervention. Despite numerous attempts, external actors have consistently failed to exercise comprehensive and continuing influence over the mountainous landlocked state. Afghanistan was established as a sovereign political entity in 1747, and its geopolitical location has historically been […]

Global Patriarchy: Women Of The World

Patriarchy is pervasive across the entirety of the global political economy, and women all over the world feel its effects in both their public and private lives. This male dominance dictates women’s career paths, personal image, safety, security, and countless other aspects of their lives. On the whole, women occupy […]

Child Soldier Recruitment In The Middle East And North Africa Is On The Rise

The use of child soldiers by governments in the Middle East and North Africa has doubled over recent years. South Sudan, in particular, has seen a sharp increase in child soldier recruitment due to the conflict in its capital, Juba. As of this year, 650 children have been recruited against […]

Afghans Deported From Europe Attacked Upon Returning Home

Despite the trend of drastic increases in violence and growing threats to human rights across Afghanistan in 2016 and 2017, the European Union members forcibly repatriated 9,460 Afghan asylum seekers in their adoption of new migration policy, in 2016. Afghans who do not have their plea for international protection, which is […]

Raised In Unrest: 357 Million Children Are Growing Up In High-Conflict Areas

A study completed by international charity, Save the Children has revealed that every sixth child in the world is growing up in a conflict zone. Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia have been listed the top three most dangerous countries to be a child. The turmoil which threatens the safety of millions […]

Talks Of Peace Among Acts Of Violence: Will 2018 Be The Year Afghanistan Sees Reconciliation?

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has committed to initiating peace talks with armed groups in light of recent attacks carried out in Kabul last month. Ghani emphasizes that his offer for peace talks extends only to those who wish to see peace in this world. “Those who are responsible for this […]

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 […]