The swift surge of the Taliban has surprised many around the world.
The security situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating, prompting many to second-guess President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw US troops by Sept. 11. This is an understandable emotional reaction, but it isn’t supported
The withdrawal from Afghanistan could be the worst US debacle of the 21st century. The first was, of course, the war on Iraq, which destabilised the whole of this region. Other debacles could follow as this century is still young. The rapid collapse of Afghanistan
As the last US combat troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the question arises: When is the war really over? For Afghans the answer is clear but grim: no time soon. An emboldened Taliban insurgency is making battlefield gains, and prospective
The conflict in central Nigeria between herders and farmers, who belong to different ethnic groups, with the herders on one side called Fulanis, and the farmers on the other of Berom and Irigue tribal groups, is complex.
On Jan. 6, when followers of President Trump stormed the Capitol to try to block the election of President Biden, the insurrection seemed like a bizarre anomaly — a freak storm whipped up by pro-Trump extremists and right-wing
In the aftermath of the murder of Sarah Everard, the home secretary made a heartfelt speech in the Commons, expressing solidarity with all those enraged that a woman had been killed by a serving police officer as she walked home.