Two decades have passed since the US invasion of Afghanistan toppled the Taliban’s Islamic extremist regime. Despite efforts to update its image, the group still holds hard-line views.
After 20 years in Afghanistan and many promises made, the U.S. does hold responsibility for Afghans’ fate, including their human right to access education.
Australia’s declaration that it still cares about Afghanistan, is undermined by it’s decision to close the national embassy in Kabul.
military watch-dog Neil James on Afghanistan, China, and Peter Dutton.
Michelle Grattan discusses the Australian military with executive director of the Australia Defence Associate, Neil James.
The political power of veterans is being put on show - as the government announces plans for a royal commission into veteran suicide.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Director of the Institute for Governance & Policy Analysis, Dr Lain Dare discuss the week in politics.
Afghanistan sharpened Australia’s fighting capacity and capability. But we were still part of a spectacular failure of political and military leadership.
Australia will pull out its remaining 80 troops from Afghanistan by September, marking the end of its longest involvement in a war.
The Afghanistan War now has an end date: 9/11/21. Experts explain the history of US involvement in Afghanistan, the peace process to end that conflict and how the country’s women are uniquely at risk.
Because the Taliban’s insurgency is so well financed, the Afghan government must spend enormous sums on war, too. A peace accord would free up funds for basic services, economic development and more.
Pulling out roughly half the U.S. troops in Afghanistan is part of an effort to find peace, but may unbalance a precarious stalemate.
Investigations of the 9/11 attacks show that a short, unstable transition between two presidents can weaken US security. Trump’s sweeping staff changes compound the risk, experts say.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Director of the Institute for Governance & Policy Analysis, Dr Laine Dare discuss the week in politics.
The government is setting up a special investigator office to examine the findings of the inquiry into alleged misconduct by Australian special forces in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2016.
Scholars of race, foreign policy and the Supreme Court give their informed predictions of what to expect under a Biden administration.
In February, the US signed an accord with the Taliban to end the Afghanistan War. Now Taliban insurgents are meeting with the Afghan government – but peace remains an uncertain outcome.
In February, the US signed an historic accord with the Taliban to end the Afghanistan War. Now violence in the country is up and peace talks with the government are delayed yet again.
An imminent report on Australian Special Forces’ behaviour in Afghanistan is expected to delivery damning findings.
A faltering peace agreement between the US and the Taliban and stalled intra-Afghan negotiations mean sustainable development has been ignored.
There are many hurdles to a successful prosecution of individuals accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. But trying to seek justice is not a futile exercise.