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...
Why has there been a rise in corporate mercenaries?

Why has there been a rise in corporate mercenaries?

By Felip Daza & Nora Miralles It’s not too late to rein in these unaccountable armed giants, but we need to act fast. When the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated by agents of the Saudi government in 2018, it caused an international scandal. Now, it turns...
How global was the First World War? ▶

How global was the First World War? ▶

In this public lecture, Professor Maartje Abbenhuis argues for the necessity of integrating the experiences and perspectives of neutral, non-belligerent and subject communities in the history of the First World War, which is still so often cast as ‘Europe’s War’....
An unequal world: Are we facing more conflict?

An unequal world: Are we facing more conflict?

By Paul Rogers Rising inequality provides ripe pickings for militant Islamist groups plotting insurgencies – and ensures the ‘war on terror’ is far from over. My most recent column warned of the escalating threat of worsening conflicts driven by al-Qaida, Isis and...