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Posts Tagged: Afghanistan
Garvan Walshe: Leaving Afghanistan won’t stop terrorists using failed states. How can we learn from our mistakes?
It is time to consider some sort of international stabilisation and counter-terrorist organisation.
There has been a hugely positive change in mindset when it comes to soldiers’ mental and physical health. Now we need to do more.
My great fear is that isolationism on the left and right could take root. And not all interventions have been disastrous – let alone about imposing our values.
The Prime Minister faces the House of Commons to give a statement of the end of the war in Afghanistan.
In tandem with countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France, we should consider a stronger humanitarian-orientated alliance which has teeth.
“Think of it more like a mafia than a government and you have an idea of how it works,” says the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.
Carter insists the “really interesting question” is whether the Taliban will be able to form a viable Government.
“A hard deadline signalled to the Taliban it was a waiting game until the 31st of August,” adds Nandy.
David Richards: Offer a single point of contact and overhaul the National Security Council. How to help the Afghans we left behind.
It would seem to compound an injustice to invite these Afghans to join the back of the queue for resettlement assistance.
More than seven in ten of our panellists think special forces operations targeting terrorist bases are the correct way to respond to a future attack.
Given the likely impact of the outcome in Afghanistan on flows of refugees, improvement will be more important than ever.
We need a dedicated minister to oversee the effort and to make sure that our policy offers adequate help to persecuted religious minorities.
Profile: The Foreign Office, damaged by the retreat from Kabul, but free at last of Blairite illusions
Sir Anthony Eden offers the great modern warning: an expert who lacked the mental robustness to cope at the highest level.
Sarah Ingham: With our closest NATO ally leaving us high and dry, it’s time to junk the pieties about Britain’s role in the world
Too many defence reviews have followed the Blairite sentiment that we are an instrument for global wellbeing.