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Stop Asking The Taliban To Surrender

Ben Acheson | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK
Ben Acheson

The first pre-requisite for any genuine Afghan peace process is reshaping the surrender-narrative. The term 'peace' itself must be reclaimed so that it is no longer viewed with suspicion or equated to surrender and weakness. Those who are hostile to it become comfortable with it.

Why We Can't We Make Peace In Afghanistan

Ben Acheson | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Ask anyone working in Afghanistan why peace is still elusive and the answers are predictable. Some will blame Pakistan for harbouring Taliban leaders....

No Military Solution And No Negotiations In Afghanistan - So What Next?

Ben Acheson | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

The Taliban will not be defeated militarily. This is an unfortunate reality, but a reality it is. It does not mean that Afghanistan is 'lost'. It means that 'winning the war' can no longer be the guiding principle for policymakers. The collective commitment must now be 'winning the peace'.

'I Have To Live, I Have To Love': Recovery Of Afghan Woman Whose Nose & Ears Were Cut Off By Taliban

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK

An Afghan woman whose nose and ears were hacked off after she fled a forced, abusive marriage has spoken of her ongoing recovery. Aesha Mohammadz...

Why Has Nick Clegg Been Compared To A Taliban Leader?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

One is a fierce Taliban military leader and a former Guantánamo detainee, the other a timid British political leader whose popularity is dwindling. ...

The Teen Bomber Who Killed Six

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK

Afghan officials have said a suicide bomber, who killed six outside NATO headquarters in Kabul, four of them children, could have been as young as 12....