Post Tagged with: "Afghanistan"

Killing by Remote Control: Western Countries Relying on Technology in the Military

Killing by Remote Control: Western Countries Relying on Technology in the Military

The growing reliance on drones highlights the Western requirement for precision, accountability, and a reduction in collateral damage

Image by U.S. Army (Jeremy D. Crisp)

Kunduz – Beyond the Battleground

The latest military operations by the Taliban in the North of Afghanistan make obvious that the group seems not to be weakened at all, but even stronger than before.

Hurting the Host: The Rationale of the Afghan Exodus

Hurting the Host: The Rationale of the Afghan Exodus

Against the backdrop of the situation of the refugees trying to enter Europe, it is crucial to find the necessary steps needed to stop the exodus of Afghan people.

Interview – Sarah Chayes

Interview – Sarah Chayes

Sarah Chayes discusses her research into state corruption, explains its links to issues of conflict and revolution, and reflects on the US invasion of Afghanistan.

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

This collection addresses common questions about Political Islam, Islamic State/ISIS, and challenges common understandings on the issue of Islam and democracy.

Learning How Not to Scare People: The Paradox of Counterinsurgency

Learning How Not to Scare People: The Paradox of Counterinsurgency

Scaling down the revered cult of counterinsurgency in future interventions, may be the only way to provide missions with a sense of real international purpose.

Afghanistan in India’s Regional Calculus and Pakistan’s Detrimental Impact

Afghanistan in India’s Regional Calculus and Pakistan’s Detrimental Impact

With China’s presence and the entrenched patterns of enmity between India and Pakistan, it will be interesting to observe how India pursues its stakes in the Hindu Kush.

Reflections on the American War, Karzai, and Orientalism in Afghanistan

Reflections on the American War, Karzai, and Orientalism in Afghanistan

The lens of Orientalism allows us to see the weight of historical and cultural gravity in Afghanistan. However, it has reached its metaphorical zenith in the country.

Political Islam and Arab Civil Society

Political Islam and Arab Civil Society

Political Islam is a term that is often used amongst circles of academics and policymakers, but its complexity is seldom acknowledged or understood – especially post 2011.

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

This collection addresses common questions about Political Islam and provides an assessment of ISIS/ISIL in order to challenge common understandings of Islam and democracy.

Assisting Afghanistan: Will Aid Progress, Adapt, or Wither?

Assisting Afghanistan: Will Aid Progress, Adapt, or Wither?

The handover of the Camp Bastion-Leatherneck complex is symbolic of a new phase in assisting Afghanistan. Yet, events within the Middle East risk diverting attentions.

ISIS, Obama, and Jimmy Carter: When God Was On Their Side

ISIS, Obama, and Jimmy Carter: When God Was On Their Side

It is a little too cheap for Carter to criticise Obama over how he deals with ISIS due to the direct linkage with his own actions in the region over three decades ago.

The Afghanistan Elections: Continuing the Strategic Cooptation of Women’s Rights

The Afghanistan Elections: Continuing the Strategic Cooptation of Women’s Rights

Afghan women have been used to uphold whatever narrative the United States seeks to circulate in order to further its objectives. The elections have been no different.

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