Tag Archive for: "Afghanistan"
A negotiated peace for Afghanistan?

In October 1996, only 10 days after the fall of the Afghan capital Kabul to the extremist Taliban movement, an article appeared in the Washington Post titled ‘Afghanistan: time to reengage’. The writer, an Afghanistan-born senior strategist at …

ASPI suggests

Welcome, dear readers, to our first ‘ASPI suggests’ for 2019. The world Fears of a no-deal Brexit continue to grip the UK. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt opened the year with a speech in Singapore filled …

Trump’s gift to the Taliban

After the attacks of 11 September 2001, the United States invaded Afghanistan and removed the Taliban from power, thereby eliminating a key nexus of international terrorism. But now, a war-weary US, with a president seeking …

Agonising over Afghanistan

After more than 17 years, the time has come to accept two important truths about the war in Afghanistan. The first is that there will be no military victory by the government and its American …