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.
As Ashraf Ghani nominated the first woman judge to Afghanistan's Supreme Court, the same court took a decision that enraged Afghans.
The Ghani administration had been crumbling for months before this attack on the Kabul parliament.
As the US slows down its troop withdrawal and China increases its involvement in Afghanistan, a warning that if the country is to see peace again, foreign meddling needs to stop.
From Belgium to Moscow to Helmland: how one battle helped shape how we think of war.
Memories of the killing of Osama bin Laden are fading, but the legacies of al-Qaeda and the war on terror's many 'own goals' haunt us in the form of multiplying threats and lost civil liberties.
Islamic State is a project built on solid foundations by jihadist theorists with decades of experience. The savagery of terrorism precedes the next stage of a caliphate that delivers longed-for order.
The brutal mob attack on a young woman in the streets of Kabul reveals the instability of the Afghan government even after 12 years of US and NATO military support and aid.
Corruption can directly contribute to the growth of the very forces the world’s security agencies are desperately trying to contain and combat.