Author: Colin Patrick Mangan

Taliban Capture Kabul

On Sunday, August 15th, the Taliban finally captured the Afghan capital of Kabul, after weeks of renewed violence between the Taliban insurgency and the U.S.-backed Afghan government. The same day, Al-Jazeera published a video showing Taliban fighters having captured Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s presidential palace after the President fled to

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Toward A One-State Solution In Israel-Palestine

So we arrive at the status quo; Gaza remains under siege amidst increasingly destructive conditions; the West Bank and East Jerusalem continue to be occupied and colonized; and Palestinians continue to be dispossessed and subjected to apartheid and diaspora. Proposals for a two-state solution have been virtual dogma in the

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Tigray People’s Liberation Front Issues Conditions for Ceasefire

On Sunday, July 4th, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) issued a series of demands as prerequisites for a ceasefire in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. Among the conditions are the full withdrawal of both Ethiopian and Eritrean troops from the region. The TPLF wants a guarantee that neither country

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Taliban Makes Territorial Advances In Afghanistan

Recently, large-scale fighting in Afghanistan has resumed as the Taliban has made major gains in territorial control. According to NBC News, the Taliban now control roughly a third of Afghanistan, while another 42% of Afghan territory is currently embroiled in a conflict between government forces and Taliban insurgents. In an

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New Israeli Government Sworn Into Office

On June 13th, 2021, the Israeli Knesset approved the formation of a new rotation government to be led by a massive political coalition. The coalition, dominated by the right-wing Yamina coalition and the secular-centrist Yesh Atid party, includes elements from nearly every corner of Israeli political culture, such as the

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