Post Tagged with: "Afghanistan"

Review – The Age of Illusions

Review – The Age of Illusions

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

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

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

The Afghan Peace Talks, China, and the Afghan Elections

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

Interview – Mike Martin

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?

A Looming Peace for Afghanistan’s Long Hard War?

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.

A U.S. Special Forces intelligence sergeant provides security overwatch as a Special Forces engineering sergeant, both assigned to Special Operations Task Force – South, climbs over an irrigation wall during a security patrol March 8, in Panjwai District, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The SOTF-South Special Forces team in the area conducts regular patrols in order to bolster security as well as to meet with area villagers to assess development projects.

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

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.

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Interview – Matthew Kearns

Matthew Kearns discusses his PhD research on the relationship between military masculinities and recruitment practices in the British Armed Forces and visualizing war.

Interview – William Maley

Interview – William Maley

Prof. William Maley discusses responses to the refugee crisis, the effect of the state system on the crisis, Afghanistan’s future and his advice to young scholars.

Review – America Abroad

Review – America Abroad

Brooks and Wohlforth’s book is a defense of deep engagement as a means to maintain a US-led international order but neglects the impact of domestic political issues.

Problems with the Reintegration of Afghan Refugees

Problems with the Reintegration of Afghan Refugees

Afghanistan’s returning refugees are creating new problems as many are landless and therefore crowd the major cities, especially Kabul.

Borderwork and Borders in South Asia through Structuration

Borderwork and Borders in South Asia through Structuration

Everyday interactions between people and the state makes South Asian borders a critical site of study not only for its diversity but also for the insight it offers.

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