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Sep 11, 2009

In Afghanistan: The war grinds on

James Laxer
While efforts have been made by the Harper government to convince us that the war in Afghanistan is our first line of defence against terrorism directed at us, Canadians just don't believe this.
Blog
Aug 14, 2009

Is the U.S. funding the Taliban?

Dave Markland
Some U.S. officials push the dubious story that Iran is supporting the Taliban. Observers say the Taliban extort money from aid projects.
Blog
Jul 11, 2009

Take your candy and shove it

Dave Markland
In the past 10 days some 15 UK soldiers have been killed. Considering the history of the U.S. Marines in Helmand province, we should not be surprised that occupation soldiers are having a tough time.
Blog
Jul 3, 2009

Afghans want peace not more war

Dave Markland
A recent poll of 3,200 Afghans found a large majority of Afghans want the government to make amends with the Taliban.
Columnists
Mar 5, 2009

Obama's coalition of the unwilling

Public support for the war in Afghanistan in many NATO countries is eroding. Yet in the U.S., there is scant debate about sending more troops, and about the spillover of the war into Pakistan.
Blog
Feb 19, 2009

The Taliban’s sanctuary in Pakistan: the FATA

Nima Maleki
Afghanistan has grown increasingly unstable since the US invasion of that country. The Taliban had time and space from which to regroup and reorganize: in Pakistan.
Columnists
Feb 19, 2009

Obama's Afghan trap

The Joint Chiefs of Staff recommend a shift in strategy from democracy-building in Afghanistan to attacking alleged Taliban and al-Qaida strongholds along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

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