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Afghanistan


Failure Is Untenable: We Must Avert Afghanistan's Economic and Food Crises

The Taliban's cruelties are horrendous, but withholding international support and maintaining blanket sanctions will only hurt the long-suffering Afghan people.

John Sifton ·


Warning of 'Looming Harsh Winter,' IFRC Calls for Urgent Humanitarian Aid for Afghan People

"There needs to be some solution to the financial flows into Afghanistan," said one official.

Julia Conley ·


Good Riddance to the Horrible Failures of CENTCOM

Recovering from America's imperial delusions.

Andrew Bacevich ·


Three Lessons to Chart a Path Forward in Solidarity With Afghan Women

This time we can stand with Afghan women on their own terms, by asking them what they want and working hand-in-hand with them to support their leadership and meet their communities' needs.

Yifat Susskind ·


The US Needs a Deep Reassessment of Its Immigration Policies

The U.S. needs to make its asylum policy clear. It needs to define who it will allow to seek asylum and apply that standard without discrimination.

Jesse Jackson ·


Critics Fume as ICC Excludes US From Probe Into Afghan War Crimes

"Allowing powerful states to get away with multi-year, multi-continent torture against so many feeds impunity for all."

Andrea Germanos ·


Missing Voices in Broadcast Coverage of Afghan Withdrawal

Corporate journalists overwhelmingly leaned on government and military sources, while offering no clear antiwar voices and vanishingly few perspectives from civil society leaders in either Afghanistan or the United States.

Julie Hollar ·


A Parable of (All-American) Violence

Accountability and the war of terror.

Kelly Denton-Borhaug ·


Women's Rights: Afghanistan and Beyond

The American military, which purports to be supporting women's rights in Afghanistan, could hardly be said to value women's rights in its own ranks. Rape has long been a side effect of militarism and war, and any discussion—let alone investigation—of it has long been avoided.

Robert C. Koehler ·


Who Represents Afghanistan: Genuine Activists vs 'Native Informants'

The war in Afghanistan has ended, hopefully for good, but the conflict on who represents the people of that war-torn country remains unresolved.

Ramzy Baroud ·

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