Why are Yemenis being starved?

Why are Yemenis being starved?

By Felicity Mulford & Kate Vigneswaran Throughout Yemen’s brutal war, parties to the conflict have deprived civilians of the food and water they need to survive, starving them to death.  In ‘Starvation Makers’, a joint report released last week, Mwatana for Human...
What are the true costs of the war in Afghanistan?

What are the true costs of the war in Afghanistan?

By Neta C. Crawford Calculating the costs of the Afghanistan War in lives, dollars and years.  The U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 to destroy al-Qaida, remove the Taliban from power and remake the nation. On Aug. 30, 2021, the U.S. completed a pullout of...
Where do Afghanistan’s refugees go?

Where do Afghanistan’s refugees go?

By Tazreena Sajjad Images of thousands of Afghans desperately trying to flee their country following a hasty U.S. withdrawal have provoked an international outcry. As of Aug. 22, 2021, some 6,000 U.S. troops were working to evacuate U.S. military, American citizens...
The end of an era: What next for Afghanistan? 🔊

The end of an era: What next for Afghanistan? 🔊

Since the United States formally began withdrawing from Afghanistan, the nation has witnessed an incredibly rapid deterioration of the government’s position. The President fled the country, and the Taliban are poised to control the nation upon the completion of...
How did the Taliban take back control of Afghanistan?

How did the Taliban take back control of Afghanistan?

By Natasha Lindstaedt Taliban victory inevitable despite the trillions the US poured in.  In less than a week, the Taliban has captured nearly a dozen key cities in Afghanistan. With the departure of US forces, it is poised to take over the country from the embattled...
As the West moves out, what next for Afghans?

As the West moves out, what next for Afghans?

By Paul Rogers As the Taliban rapidly expand in the shadow of US and NATO allies’ retreat, has anyone considered the impact on innocent civilians? Military leaders in the United States and Britain, as well as allied countries, now accept that they have lost their war...
What has prevented an end to the Syrian war?

What has prevented an end to the Syrian war?

By Hanlie Booysen Ten years on from the Syrian uprising, what has prevented an end to the tragedy? Ten years ago this month, Syrians took to the streets to call for political reform and social dignity. The success with which earlier protest movements in Tunisia and...