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Podcast
Feb 12, 2013

The new war for Afghanistan's oil

Redeye
The Pentagon recently admitted that Taliban attacks are on the increase in some regions. One of the factors that may be driving this trend is the fight for control of Afghanistan’s oil reserves.
Columnists
Feb 16, 2012

Truth, lies and the Afghan war

The longest war in United States history, the Afghan war is being perpetuated, according to one brave, whistle-blowing U.S. Army officer, through a "pattern of overt and substantive deception."
Blog
Mar 7, 2011

Afghanistan and the limits of foreign intervention

Gerry Caplan
When the United Nations approved a declaration in 2005 that the international community has a Responsibility to Protect the citizens of a nation when its government cannot, expectations were high.
Podcast
Jan 16, 2011

Understanding the assassination of Salman Taseer

Redeye
The killing of Punjab's governor by one of his own security guards in Islamabad is being called a symptom of a growing fanaticism. Conn Hallinan sees other causes of instability in the country.
Blog
Nov 25, 2010

Child soldiers: The other Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants

Alheli Picazo
Militants throughout Afghanistan and Pakistan are recruiting child soldiers at record pace -- It’s time for NATO to adhere to the UN Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
News
Aug 6, 2010
The Wikileaks dossier allows us to map where thousands of deaths have occurred in the war, and the evidence points to many failures by the NATO forces and the horrible price Afghanis have paid.

The Afghan War diary data -- an initial look

Justin Podur
The Wikileaks dossier allows us to map where thousands of deaths have occurred in the war, and the evidence points to many failures by the NATO forces and the horrible price Afghanis have paid.
Blog
Apr 30, 2010

The farcical abuse of 'national security'

Murray Dobbin
The most ignored aspect of the Speaker's ruling against the Harper government on the issue of the torture of Afghan prisoners, is that no one has commented on the government's basis for stonewalling.
Columnists
Apr 16, 2010

Who are the heroes in Afghanistan?

Tipping points are a matter of opinion. In mine, the Canadian mission in Afghanistan has now tipped over and landed in Somalia in 1993. This was not supposed to happen.
Blog
Mar 15, 2010

German forces now ordering airstrikes

Dave Markland
Der Spiegel reports that German forces are no longer restricted to ground operations and have begun ordering air strikes and drone attacks from the U.S. arsenal.

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