Despite efforts to prevent militant groups from getting weapons, they often get their hands on U.S. equipment and use it to attack American troops.
War rugs are more reflections of market forces than memorials to suffering.
Drones are not the ethical, precise weapons they’re made out to be.
From 1996 to 2001, the Taliban outlawed almost all forms of art while looting and destroying museums. With their resurgence, Australia must strengthen measures to stop trafficking of antiquities.
The dangerous situation faced by Afghans who want to flee, but can’t, shows how unwilling or unprepared the US and other countries are to deal with refugees.
European leaders expressed solidarity with people trapped in Kabul with no reference to the people trapped in makeshift camps on its periphery.
Segregation and other measures being introduced by the Taliban’s hardline new government are being greeted with widespread protests, many of them led by women.
With the Taliban again in power in Afghanistan, minorities like the Hazara may have the most to lose.
It was the day the US realised it was fighting a different kind of war.
In the aftermath of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Russia looks like an increasingly desirable international partner across much of the globe.
The Taliban have at least five significant potential sources of revenue as they begin to govern Afghanistan again.
There are many reasons to be wary of the returned Taliban, but given our investment in the region the Australian government will have to find a way to deal with it.
The recent Taliban takeover has observers worried about Afghan education. But even under western occupation, the education system was plagued by corruption and political instability.
Beijing has reacted to the withdrawal with the message that the US can’t be trusted as an ally.
The 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is an opportunity for teachers to focus less on recreating the day and more on what students can learn from it, two curriculum experts argue.
The caretaker leader for Afghanistan represents a compromise candidate for Taliban factions, but his reactionary past has drawn concern over the fate of minority and women’s rights.
The rise of the US military state since 9/11 has cost billions of dollars and resulted in the loss of nearly 1 million lives in wars abroad.
Afghanistan remains deeply divided, with a number of warlords who could make it hard for the Taliban to control the country.
The regime knows it must adapt to the modern world – but its ideology remains the same.
Needs will continue in Haiti and New Orleans – and for Afghan refugees – long past the point when most donors will have found new priorities.