Britain cannot sacrifice more troops in an unwinnable war just because it is a member of NATO.
Afghan workers clean the scene of a suicide bomb attack nearby the German embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 31 2017.
Migrants sent back to Afghanistan face a very grim future.
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.
Waving an American flag along 5th Avenue.
In past wars, taxes were increased to cover some of the extra spending. That's not the case for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the costs are adding up fast.
A long time ago, in an empire far, far away ...
The West's strategy in Afghanistan has demonstrably failed. Is the stage now set for a much more intense war?
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.
If implemented, President Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts would have many repercussions.
As President Trump puts U.S. foreign aid on the chopping block, few Americans know much about it. Perhaps even fewer realize that the U.S. lags behind its peers on this front.
An Afghan militia vehicle on the outskirts of Kunduz, in October 2016.
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Under the Obama administration, the US army began to recruit, arm, and finance local militias to fight the Taliban. With Trump in the White House, what remains of this strategy?
Thirty young Afghani women performed in an orchestra at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Afghanistan’s challenges in 2017 will not be new ones, but those that have lingered from many years of war and violence. They involve armed conflict with the Taliban and related issues of terrorism, attacks…
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.
The official Angolan broadcaster, or Emissora Oficial de Angola, under construction between 1963-67.
Fernão Simões de Carvalho
Portugal used radio propaganda in its colonies in the 1960s against local liberation movements. Decades later there are still lessons to be learned for occupying armies from their failed strategies.
US soldiers in Afghanistan, 2015.
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As commander-in-chief, Trump will have a major impact in upholding the U.S. military's honor and ethics. A scholar at the U.S. Naval Academy considers if he is up to the task.
Conference wheels turning.
The historical animosity remains.
Hillary Clinton has proven to be hawkish on foreign policy.
The Trump circus has distracted from genuine scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's approach to global challenges if she becomes president - and the signs are not good.
The European Union has no qualms about using aid as a bargaining chip to pressure other countries into taking back refugees.
We need better estimates of PTSD to find the best policies to treat it.
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We need to know how many people have PTSD to figure out what policies can reduce the burden.
PTSD isn't all about bombs and bullets. The baggage soldiers and medics bring to war zones will help us better understand diverse responses.
If Trump becomes president, he'll inherit one of the US's most dangerous military tools.
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.