Rethinking the UK's Foreign Policy Role

Mike Giles | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Politics
Mike Giles

Despite the US-led invasion of Afghanistan starting back in October 2001, around 9,000 British soldiers still remain stationed in the country to this day, with a remit of training up local military forces to take over security by the end of 2014.

Hamid Karzai Is Only Saying What Soldiers Have Known for Years

Joe Glenton | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Joe Glenton

Karzai's argument that the UK troop increase in Helmand in 2006 created today's insecurity will sting politicians, but what he says is true. I remember the events clearly; I was in Afghanistan at the time.

Karzai Defends Harry Over Taliban Comments

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has defended Prince Harry over his comments that he killed Taliban fighters while serving in Afghanistan, saying: "Young...

£10.3bn Of Aid Pledged To Afghanistan

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK

Britain has pledged to maintain aid funding levels to Afghanistan until 2017 and agreed to host a ministerial meeting in London in two years' time to ...

Afghanistan, Illusions and Delusions

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK
Jasdev Singh Rai

So what was the NATO summit all about. Illusions of a perfect democracy and delusions of aims achieved. The west went in believing and comes out believing.

Afghanistan: The First Feminist War?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK
Dan Ehrlich

For us, as usual there's more at stake in Afghanistan than our war on terror, women being forced to wear burkas and our international reputation. There are big, big bucks in the form of natural gas and minerals. And there's one more thing...narcotics.

Afghan Pullout: More Pragmatic Hypocrisy in a Wrong War

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK
Dan Ehrlich

From an American, and even a Euro perspective, Afghanistan could be another example of the pick and choose hypocrisy the West plays at when dealing with armed conflicts. It comes down to what's their worth to NATO? Afghanistan is no longer worth it. Of course, if the Iraqi oil fields were there?

The Ghost of King Zahir

Tom Stevenson | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK
Tom Stevenson

Jan Kubiš' visit to Afghanistan was a fairly solemn affair. The new United Nations special envoy arrived in Kabul on 17 January, and was greeted by P...

Opportunities For Afghanistan Soldiers To Withdraw Early, Says Cameron

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

David Cameron has confirmed there will be "opportunities" in all countries for early troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. But, in an apparent swipe a...