The area of land under opium cultivation increased by 32% last year.
Widows and single women are losing their homes, after being told they can no longer work by the Taliban, and are living on the poverty line.
China is expanding its relationship with the Taliban as a way of addressing its needs for increased energy supply.
Since the Taliban’s return to power in neighbouring Afghanistan, the security situation in Pakistan has grown increasingly dire.
A US Air Force professor of philosophy weighs in on Prince Harry’s decision to disclose his ‘body count’ from his service in Afghanistan.
An expert in military decision-making explains the real-life consequences of war and the long-term psychological toll that endures.
Fifty years after the US pulled out of Vietnam, the legacy of that war is still influencing its decisions.
There are a range of new flashpoints and ongoing deadly conflicts the world has largely ignored due to the focus on Ukraine.
Joe Biden’s move away from Trump’s isolationist policy has won some support from the public, and Congress.
Afghanistan’s new rulers have broken their pledge to uphold women’s rights.
Pictures of women in war play a pivotal role in the battlefield of political ideas, argues a feminist historian who examines how images and attire are used and seen in war zones and occupied lands.
The National Resistance Front controls large swaths of territory in the north-east of Afghanistan.
One woman has used her academic research and personal experience to explore the idea of ‘acceptable’ and ‘undeserving’ refugees.
Mikhail Gorbachev died at 91 on Aug. 30, 2022. A historian of the Soviet era assesses his impact and the consequences of his failed attempts to reform state socialism.
The group was arguably more effective – and less corrupt – at collecting taxes than the former government.
Education for girls was also limited during the Taliban’s previous period of control in Afghanistan, from 1996 to 2001.
One year after the Taliban reclaimed power in Afghanistan, life for many Afghan people is mired in poverty and oppression.
The Taliban promised not to allow Afghanistan to be used by groups seeking to attack the US, yet terrorist groups have only become more emboldened under its rule.
Research into 70 new Taliban policies to control women and girls shows the extremist, misogynistic group might be using different tactics, but it still poses grave dangers to Afghan society.
New weapons will require new rules of war – but there is little appetite for regulation.