Follow the money behind the likes of Transparency International and a picture starts to emerge.
Corruption has dogged both countries for generations – what can their leaders to do bring change?
Ashraf Ghani has accused citizens of abandoning their country under the 'slightest pressure'.
The final article of our series on the historical roots of Islamic State examines the role recent Western intervention in the Middle East played in the group's inexorable rise.
The ACLU describes the release of photos of DoD detainees as an important victory for the cause of transparency, but are they?
The recent attack on a university in northern Pakistan is part of a resurgence in violence on both sides of the country's border with Afghanistan.
Asking 'Have you served in the military?' may seem like a minor issue, but it's actually much more important than you might think. And it's a question that few doctors make a point of asking.
As a new push threatens to engulf a key town in Helmand province, the Taliban looks set to turn the tide.
A growing field of policy analysis now focuses on reducing armed violence. Remarkable consensus has emerged at high policy levels around the basic elements of an approach to reduce violence.
Afghanistan has seen mass protests before, but Wednesday's was different. In a show of national unity and support for the political system, protesters called for continued international help.
After 14 years of continued military presence and a decision by President Obama to keep US forces in Afghanistan, what is the next step for Australia's role in the Afghanistan war?
Since the last earthquake in the region in 2005, we have got much better at recovering from disaster.
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake has hit Afghanistan, with the effects felt as far away as India.
A leak of secret US files reveal details of the drone strike programme. But is this really a 'new Snowden'?
How a political theory became a deadly reality for aid groups.
A renewed security focus on Afghanistan is part of Vladimir Putin's plan to re-energise Russia's vision of a 'Greater Eurasia'.
Bombing a hospital and killing doctors and wounded or sick persons may seem to be an obvious war crime. But the reality of both the law and the facts is significantly more complicated.
As Western nations increasingly focus elsewhere, the battle for Afghanistan rages on.
Capital punishment is unfairly imposed, innocent people are regularly condemned and it is patently ineffective in deterring crime. So why to states retain the death penalty?
There were more airstrikes against ISIS this July 4 weekend. Most politicians agree that ‘war is the answer.’ But here’s an argument that peacebuilding is the only realistic way to defeat ISIS.