Afghanistan

A Military Solution for Afghanistan

Now that the insurgency is cracking, the time has come for Nato to send more troops into the war zone to finish off the job

The Home Front

‘What's the point of waging a war thousands of miles away when you cringe before our own Taliban?’

India: Tariq Ali’s Plan for Pakistan

Although previously banned, Tariq Ali's books can now be read anywhere in Pakistan. In the aftermath of the jihadist attacks in Mumbai and on the Sri Lankan cricket team, will the Brit-Pak's fluent words offer any solutions to the problems there?

Park City, Utah: Movie that Pulls Aside the Veil

A new documentary made in Afghanistan has won two awards at the the Sundance Film Festival. Afghan Star could help the cause of feminism there and encourage a desperately-needed sense of national community

Blown Up in Bin Laden Country

Is Pakistani intelligence allowing the country's tribal areas to become a Taliban stronghold? What can the West do about it?

‘In the struggle against terrorism, is our foreign policy an aggravating factor? Yes, in that anything we do aggravates them’

Their’s is to Reason Why

A new generation of soldiers is as questioning of its role in Afghanistan as the society from which it is recruited

A Brother at War

Understanding the ordinariness of war helps me cope with my Royal Marine brother's service in Afghanistan

The Future of Unholy War

The story of al-Qaeda's lost leader, Abdullah Azzam, illuminates the murderous nature of global jihad

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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