Taliban

The Taliban’s win will unleash the next wave of global jihad

18 August 2021 9:03 am

The Taliban retaking Kabul has been inevitable for almost the entirety of the 20 year war, and certainly since Barack…

Pakistan is the true winner from the Afghan debacle

18 August 2021 8:16 am

‘Everyone is getting out – and fast’, the man tells me over a crackling line. He is tired, clearly subdued.…

Western deterrence now looks hollow

17 August 2021 5:50 pm

The efforts of a 20 year war took only a few weeks to overturn: the Taliban has completed its takeover…

A new world order will emerge from America’s humiliation

17 August 2021 4:41 pm

When America decided to save Afghanistan from the tyranny of the Taliban, it acted on two major beliefs. The first…

Biden risks undermining America’s moral authority

17 August 2021 7:45 am

Joe Biden is facing what will likely be the defining event of his presidency. The gains made in Afghanistan are…

Boris faces a backlash from Tory MPs over Afghanistan

16 August 2021 6:01 pm

After the Taliban took over Kabul and announced victory in Afghanistan, a scramble is underway by diplomats and many Afghans…

More diplomacy won’t stop the advance of the Taliban

11 August 2021 5:55 am

On 11 August, at Russia’s initiative, an ‘extended troika’ will meet in Doha, Qatar to take stock of the Taliban’s…

wars

The wars go on

11 November 2020 7:39 am

America’s longest war has just entered its 20th year. The US invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 to overthrow the Taliban…