A ceasefire and peace agreement in Afghanistan may mean that the Taliban would have to lose their "terrorist" classification and turn from despised outlaws to legitimate powerbrokers.
International law has deep connections to structures of power and inequality. Thankfully, committed jurists like Fatou Bensouda are fighting oppression through their unapologetic acts of resistance.
A new study looks at obituaries of private military contractors killed at war. The majority are white men with significant military experience.
The US has been at war in Afghanistan since a few weeks after 9/11. Now we are negotiating a peace with the Taliban, the same insurgents who sheltered Osama bin Laden.
Too often, politicians use matters of national security for nakedly political advantage. It's a dangerous ploy, and it's time it stopped.
The US is negotiating a peace agreement with the Taliban, so it can safely withdraw its troops. But how can peace last in Afghanistan if women aren't at the negotiating table?
Though more consequences are likely to develop in the post-9/11 era, the war on terror, heightened government surveillance and Islamophobia are notable legacies of this early 21st century tragedy.
Jirga has a clear message to the Taliban, Westerners, and other Afghans - even in the horror of warfare you can’t escape moral accountability.
The wars against Islamic State and al-Qaida show that military responses may seem to work in the short term but don’t change much in the long run.
A committee of MPs has lambasted a government scheme designed to protect Afghan civilians who worked for the British.
With the Taliban ramping up its attacks once again, the war in Afghanistan shows no sign of ending.
Ten months of data reveal some alarming trends.
After footage from America's first 'living room war' shocked the public, the government would clamp down on media coverage of future military conflicts.
Suffering the daily toil of violence, with little chance of escape.
It's been 16 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Understanding what propelled al-Qaida's attacks could help guard against further violence.
The University of Canberra’s Michelle Grattan and Michael de Percy discuss the week in politics.
In Afghanistan, geopolitics are thorny, relationships are key and patience is strategy. The US president has outlined a decent plan, but can he see it through?
Donald Trump's speech on "principled realism" in Afghanistan contained few surprises. Now, under the aegis of DOD chief Mattis it is the latest stage in America’s "forever war."
The man reportedly in talks with the Trump administration has a vision of setting up something akin to the East India Company in Afghanistan.
We need to acknowledge that 'band of brothers' military culture has a dark underbelly – and that individual acts of atrocity might be a reflection of broader, systemic issues.