Afghanistan

Portrait of the week

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Home The last British combat troops turned over Camp Bastion in Helmand to Afghan forces and withdrew from Afghanistan after…

Rochester’s special qualities, and the price of Ebola.com

1 November 2014 9:00 am

What’s special about Rochester What is special about Rochester and Strood? — Rochester has the second oldest cathedral and school…

Does Jonathan Powell really want to negotiate with the Islamic State?

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Jonathan Powell’s stance on negotiating with violent extremists is consistently inconsistent and slippery

The US military should be winning wars, not fighting Ebola

11 October 2014 9:00 am

In the case of America, the answer is now practically everything – except perhaps winning wars

Ali risked his life to escape Afghanistan — and now teaches Britons how to survive there

15 February 2014 9:00 am

‘Brown is very good — no Cameron. David Cameron no good,’ he said. Just in case we weren’t sure what…

Ahmed Rashid: The five things that must go right for Afghanistan to prosper

14 December 2013 9:00 am

All bets are off when the US troops pull out

Soldiers aren't social workers, Mr Cameron. Remember that before taking on hopeless wars

16 November 2013 9:00 am

The ghost people, the letter people. The ones we hear about in court but never call by their real name;…

The one good thing we're leaving in Afghanistan

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Afghanistan’s new, British-led military academy may prove our most lasting legacy