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.
The assassination of the leader of al-Qaida in Kabul raises some important questions about divisions among the Taliban leadership.
The US strike against al-Zawahri leaves the future of al-Qaida at a crossroads as the terrorist movement looks for a new leader.
In the year since the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, human rights abuses are off the charts, particularly towards women and ethnic minorities.
A heartening 70% of British voters want to allow Ukrainians into the UK but only 50% feel the same way about Afghans. And the difference is even starker among those who vote Conservative.
Concerns about Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders have made the rest of the world wary of sending money, and many foreign aid workers have already fled.
The disparate treatment of Ukrainians compared with other refugees to Canada suggests to some an unfairness in our immigration process at best — and systemic racism at worst.
The U.S. has promised to take in 100,000 Ukrainian refugees. But there is concern that this could further complicate efforts to welcome and resettle Afghan evacuees.
Afghanistan is ill equipped to contain the coronavirus, with healthcare capacity falling since the Taliban came to power.
Girls’ secondary schools remain closed in Afghanistan, despite international pressure.
A military historian and U.S. Army veteran explains how wars are not easy to win – something political leaders often forget when looking at the calculus of conflict.
My friend, with whom I co-founded a library in Mazar-i-Sharif, tells me books are like lights. With no one visiting the library and opening books, ‘the lights are off.’
Nine agencies, most of them faith-based, are resettling Afghan evacuees in the US. But the system is under strain.