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The empathy gap

John Tirman | 02 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, drones, Iraq
Where is the sympathy for the civilian victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?


Afghanistan: the longest war in American history

George Friedman | 21 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, foreign policy
Can the US afford to wage war until the threat of Islamic terrorism is eliminated?


A killing spree in Kandahar

Michael Cook | 13 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, just war, war crimes
Have we forgotten that war really is hell and not a video game?


Drone warfare: the moral and legal cost

Paul Rogers | 28 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, Middle East, warfare
The increasing use of armed-drones to attack targets in Pakistan and Yemen raises profound legal and ethical questions.


A new strategy for Afghanistan

George Friedman | 22 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, foreign policy, Pakistan
The US can choose to leave Afghanistan without suffering a strategic disaster. But Pakistan cannot leave Pakistan and still has to deal with the Taliban.


Dulce et decorum est

Mishka Gora | 15 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, Australia, military, UK, US
Being a soldier is an honourable way of life. We need to remember that.


Was bin Laden a criminal, a soldier or a pirate?

Zac Alstin | 07 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, terrorism
Was it really necessary to wage war on the Taliban to rid the world of al-Qaeda's leader?


Never fight a land war in Asia

George Friedman | 07 March 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, foreign policy, Stratfor
An elective war in which the criteria for success are unclear and for which boots on the ground insufficient must be avoided.


Can Pakistan help the US exit from its longest-ever war?

George Friedman | 29 September 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, foreign policy, Pakistan
With a decisive victory in Afghanistan looking increasingly remote, will the US hand over the war to Pakistan?


What do the Wikileaks show?

George Friedman | 27 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, leaking, Stratfor
The shocking truth of the 92,000 documents is that they contain no shocking truths.


Goliath and David in Afghanistan

Godfrey Hodgson | 07 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan
The arrival of General Petraeus to take charge of the war against the Taliban highlights enduring tensions in the US over the role of the military in political life.


The 30-Year War in Afghanistan

George Friedman | 30 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, US
Is it worthwhile getting American troops to fight in Afghanistan instead of arming the Taliban's allies? 


Will Pakistan have the upper hand when the US leaves Afghanistan?

Peter Zeihan | 28 April 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Stratfor
When the US withdraws from Afghanistan, Pakistan will fill the power vacuum -- to the consternation of India.


Taliban 1, CIA 0

George Friedman | 11 January 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, intelligence, Stratfor
The loss of several CIA agents in an Afghanistan suicide bombing was the equivalent of losing an aircraft carrier. 


Obama’s plan and the key battleground

George Friedman | 03 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, international, Pakistan, Stratfor
In the long run, Pakistan's human intelligence services are essential for defeating the Taliban. American drones and phone taps are not enough. 


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