President Donald Trump speaks at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.
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Obama's plan to withdraw from Afghanistan had several facets and was part of a wider strategy in the Middle East.
Afghan Northern Alliance fighters in 2001. Almost two decades later, the war continues.
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A strategy to shut down Taliban safe havens in Pakistan could bring the war to an end.
The scene of the April 22 attack.
An attack on a voter registration killed at least 57 people, and left scores more deciding where to go now.
A Russian plane delivers 10,000 AK-47 rifles to the Afghan National Security Forces.
Russia is pursuing influence in Central Asia and competing with the US. Afghanistan offers it a chance to do both.
President Donald Trump has upped the ante in America’s longest-running war, but it is not clear whether an all-guns-blazing strategy will bring the long-running conflict any nearer to a conclusion. In…
Britain cannot sacrifice more troops in an unwinnable war just because it is a member of NATO.
Demonstration of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, at a naval base in California.
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For-profit corporations are deeply embedded in US national security infrastructure – and they're not going anywhere.
President Donald Trump after speaking at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
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Are Trump’s missile strikes against Syria constitutional? An expert on Congress and foreign policy provides a brief history of how the separation of war powers has blurred over time.
Afghans protest at a refugee camp in Athens in early February.
There are double standards underlying the difficulties faced by Afghan asylum seekers in the West.
Fred Smith is no ordinary Australian diplomat. In postings served in the Uruzgan Province of Afghanistan, he built relationships with tribal leaders while continuing his side-career as a folk musician.
The scene of the drone strike said to have killed the Taliban’s leader.
Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor was a tough and smart strategist who held the Taliban together and crushed dissent. Will his legacy endure?
The century since the first world war is littered with the broken promises of Muslim rulers to bring about a transition to more representative forms of government.
The rise of Islamic State and its declaration of the caliphate can be read as part of a wider story that has unfolded since the formation of modern nation states in the Muslim world.