Violent performance is the Taliban’s language. If we view them as savage, backward or misogynistic, the opportunity to learn how to face them is missed.
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.
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.
The most important lesson from the US withdrawal from Afghanistan may be our failure to learn from history.
The US president inherited a situation with no good solution in Afghanistan, but the latest bombing will raise questions about his judgment and cloud his presidency.
The Taliban has promised an ‘inclusive’ new government. But early signs aren’t promising.
The Vietnam War was the defining issue for Joe Biden’s generation. His botched withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan could be the defining act of his presidency.
One province is holding out against Taliban rule.
Hanif Sufizada got caught in Kabul as the Taliban took over. A scholar and resident of the US who works at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Sufizada describes his experience trying to leave.
With no diplomatic presence and chaos on the ground, even locating those Afghans eligible to come to New Zealand will be extremely difficult.
Scenes of mayhem unfolded at Kabul airport overnight, as foreigners and Afghans try to flee Afghanistan following the seizure of the capital by the Taliban. This is Kabul’s ‘Saigon moment’.
Having taken charge of multiple vital border trading posts, the Taliban is now increasingly in control of the Afghan drug trade.
As Afghans head to the polls on September 28, peace still remains elusive.
With the Taliban ramping up its attacks once again, the war in Afghanistan shows no sign of ending.
Experiences of LGBT asylum seekers in Netherlands flies in the face of the much-vaunted Dutch reputation for tolerance.