Decades of armed conflict in Afghanistan has destroyed health-care infrastructure and the reconstruction efforts have failed to provide accessible healthcare, exacerbating the COVID-19 crisis.
A faltering peace agreement between the US and the Taliban and stalled intra-Afghan negotiations mean sustainable development has been ignored.
With the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, veterans who were already lacking adequate benefits and resources are now in deeper trouble.
Criminal gangs, insurgents and terrorist groups seek to protect the people in the areas they govern, when a central government's power is weak or nonexistent.
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.
The US is taking an untraditional approach in its peace talks with the Taliban. The new deal does not contain many of the elements that are typically key to a successful peace negotiation.
Many Afghans fear the landmark US-Taliban deal will not lead to peace without firm commitments from the Taliban to protect human rights and sever ties with terrorist groups.
On Tuesday, the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force tabled a report, detailing an inquiry into 55 separate incidents, dealing predominantly with the killing of "non-combatants"
A peace deal with the Taliban has been signed. But rebuilding Afghanistan after three decades of conflict will take much more than an accord, says a scholar of peacebuilding.
India has rejected recent offers on mediation over Jammu and Kashmir. But it should think again.
Why Afghanistan is still waiting to hear who its next president will be – nearly four months after the election.
There's much more going on in the world than the Trump impeachment and Brexit. Here are five momentous global stories to track in 2020.
US officials have consistently lied over decades about progress in the Afghanistan war. The lies are no surprise, writes a foreign affairs scholar – but they have profound consequences.
Building a lasting peace in Afghanistan will take much more than an accord with the Taliban. In post-conflict nations, economic development and job creation are critical to national security.
According to a recent survey, Afghans rate their lives worse than anyone else on the planet. The election is unlikely to be a game changer considering the magnitude of challenges facing the country.
As Afghans head to the polls on September 28, peace still remains elusive.
A ceasefire with the Taliban won't make it safe to send more refugees back to Afghanistan.
Private military and security companies are increasingly being contracted in Africa. But there are big gaps in understanding their impact.
After Imran Khan's visit to the White House, what lies ahead for his relationship with Donald Trump?
In countries where people access different justice providers, a hybrid model could pull them together and ensure better oversight and human rights.