Afghanistan

Afghan Refugees and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Grant Farr • May 26 2020 • Articles
Afghanistan has neither the medical facilities nor the organizational structure to deal with these returning refugees and the pandemic they bring.

Afghan Women in Geopolitical Imaginaries: Between NATO and India

Devaditya Agnihotri and Katharine A. M. Wright • May 11 2020 • Articles
The focus on personal stories in the media obscures the uncomfortable truth of the dire situation for Afghan women and their underrepresentation in Afghan armed forces.

The Afghan Peace Agreement and Its Problems

Grant Farr • Apr 6 2020 • Articles
With a weak government in Kabul and with the United States removing its troops some fear the Taliban will wait until the US troops leave and then overrun Kabul.

Review – The Age of Illusions

Elizabeth Austin • Mar 25 2020 • Features
Bacevich argues that the road from American expectations of global supremacy and perpetual prosperity to the economic realities of the US in 2016 led to Trump's election.

Opinion – International Humanitarian Law Should Have Been Part of the Taliban Deal

Todd Carney • Mar 24 2020 • Articles
By not providing specific provisions to curb the Taliban’s warfare tactics and get them to agree to IHL provisions, the US missed an opportunity.

The Afghan Peace Talks, China, and the Afghan Elections

Grant Farr • Dec 23 2019 • Articles
As the United States pulls back from international commitments, and Afghanistan continues to be internally unstable, China is glad to step in.

Interview – Mike Martin

E-International Relations • Mar 21 2019 • Features
Mike Martin discusses his career in the British Army and risk management, recent negotiations between the US and the Taliban, and the importance of ideology in conflict.

A Looming Peace for Afghanistan’s Long Hard War?

Robert Cassidy • Feb 26 2019 • Articles
The war in Afghanistan will not be a win, but a qualified conclusion. One scenario for ending it seems to be settling for a draw and a peace with some hope of enduring.

Review – Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan 2001-14

Paul Dixon • Dec 20 2018 • Features
Theo Farrell's recent book provides some new insights into Britain's war in Afghanistan though there is ambiguity over the point at which the war was unwinnable and why.

Interview – Matthew Kearns

E-International Relations • Aug 30 2018 • Features
Matthew Kearns discusses his PhD research on the relationship between military masculinities and recruitment practices in the British Armed Forces and visualizing war.

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