If Trump becomes president, he'll inherit one of the US's most dangerous military tools.
Fred Smith is no ordinary Australian diplomat. In postings served in the Uruzgan Province of Afghanistan, he built relationships with tribal leaders while continuing his side-career as a folk musician.
Very little of what Barack Obama promised to achieve in foreign affairs has come to pass.
Barack Obama assumed office in January 2009 amid public euphoria and high expectations of greater racial harmony and reduced gun violence at home and a more stable and peaceful international order.
Afghanistan's jihadist groups have plenty of disagreements, but they also trade fighters, training, and weapons.
The scene of the drone strike said to have killed the Taliban’s leader.
Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor was a tough and smart strategist who held the Taliban together and crushed dissent. Will his legacy endure?
Second from left: Transparency International chair Jose Ugaz.
Follow the money behind the likes of Transparency International and a picture starts to emerge.
Cameron getting tough on graft as Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari looks on.
Dan Kitwood / PA Wire/Press Association Images
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'.
Without the perfect-storm conditions of post-invasion insurgency, this most potent expression of al-Qaedaism yet would never have risen to dominate both the Middle East and the world in the way that it does.
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.
U.S. soldier keeps watch over detainees in Iraq, 2009.
The ACLU describes the release of photos of DoD detainees as an important victory for the cause of transparency, but are they?
A soldier stands guard at the entrance to a dormitory at Bacha Khan university where a militant attack took place.
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.
Civilian doctors might not know that their patients have served in the military. In this photo Marines march around the World Trade Center memorial after participating in a memorial run in 2012.
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.
Violence has become a normal part of life in Somalia and some other countries.
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.
The coffins of people murdered by Islamic State are carried through the streets of Kabul in a demonstration against violence and terrorism.
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.
As President Barack Obama extends America’s military presence in Afghanistan, Australia is determining what’s next for its military role.
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.
The remains of a house in Mingora, Swat, Pakistan.
REUTERS/Hazrat Ali Bacha
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'?
Not protected by the Geneva Convention?
How a political theory became a deadly reality for aid groups.