An Afghan militia vehicle on the outskirts of Kunduz, in October 2016.
Bahsir Khan Safi/AFP
Under the Obama administration, the US army began to recruit, arm, and finance local militias to fight the Taliban. With Trump in the White House, what remains of this strategy?
Thirty young Afghani women performed in an orchestra at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Afghanistan’s challenges in 2017 will not be new ones, but those that have lingered from many years of war and violence. They involve armed conflict with the Taliban and related issues of terrorism, attacks…
Afghans protest at a refugee camp in Athens in early February.
There are double standards underlying the difficulties faced by Afghan asylum seekers in the West.
The official Angolan broadcaster, or Emissora Oficial de Angola, under construction between 1963-67.
Fernão Simões de Carvalho
Portugal used radio propaganda in its colonies in the 1960s against local liberation movements. Decades later there are still lessons to be learned for occupying armies from their failed strategies.
US soldiers in Afghanistan, 2015.
AP Photo/Jonathan Ernst
As commander-in-chief, Trump will have a major impact in upholding the U.S. military's honor and ethics. A scholar at the U.S. Naval Academy considers if he is up to the task.
Conference wheels turning.
The historical animosity remains.
Hillary Clinton has proven to be hawkish on foreign policy.
The Trump circus has distracted from genuine scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's approach to global challenges if she becomes president - and the signs are not good.
The European Union has no qualms about using aid as a bargaining chip to pressure other countries into taking back refugees.
We need better estimates of PTSD to find the best policies to treat it.
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We need to know how many people have PTSD to figure out what policies can reduce the burden.
PTSD isn't all about bombs and bullets. The baggage soldiers and medics bring to war zones will help us better understand diverse responses.
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?