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Unwinnable Wars

We have been engaged in military operations in Afghanistan for seventeen years.  Sometimes it appears that the war will go on forever. If our leaders had been keen students of history, perhaps this could have been avoided. 973 more words

What I'm Reading: The refugees who gave up on Britain

I am currently studying Religion in Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University. As part of the literature course, our professor has asked us to write a bibliographical review of sources that we may use for our thesis. 270 more words


Kabul's beggar children working the streets

A child sleeps on the ground as she waits for alms ahead of the upcoming holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Child Labour

More Afghan Journalists Killed As Militants Ramp Up Attacks On Shias

A recent double suicide bombing that killed nearly two dozen people near a sports club in the Dasht-e-Barchi suburb of Kabul, has highlighted the plight faced by two of Afghanistan’s most threatened groups: journalists and Shia Muslims. 389 more words


Does Islamic State truly have a political agenda and aspirations or are they really beyond that and just seeking power through terror?


Nothing is constant and never is that more true than when discussing a force in a reaction. ISIS were always going to be and the West ensured that ISIS would evolve from dissatisfaction, frustration, anger and humiliation. 664 more words


Middle East: The Song Remains The Same

Storms out on the ocean…..the judge is being judged…….Rudy is filling his poison pen…….Kim is in a pickle…….the Master is Tweeting……all in all that was the week that was….with all that the wars in the Middle East must be nearing a conclusion, right? 826 more words

International Situations

Syrian War Daily – 18th of September 2018

Hello and welcome to the 551st installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates: 1.646 more words

Military Updates