While the US lost the so-called battle for ‘hearts and minds’ in the Muslim world, elements of public diplomacy still retain their strategic importance for Washington.
Salafis in Afghanistan dominate Daesh-K, but not all Salafis support them. That could change if the battle becomes a larger battle between Hanafis and Salafis in Afghanistan.
Gen Z Muslims in the US have never known a world without the 'War on Terror'. But most young Muslims today are rejecting the corner they had been painted into.
When writing about Afghanistan, are narrators depicting categories of its history, culture and people, or producing reductive representations or stereotypes?
America’s prestige has been irreparably tarnished, its credentials diminished, and is now in global retreat as hungry powers rise to challenge it. It only has itself to blame.
Since 9/11, far-right extremists have killed more Americans on US soil than any international extremist group.
UK watchdog Airwars accounted for at least 22,679 civilian victims of Washington’s so-called ‘war on terror’, while over 370,000 civilians were killed by all parties over two decades.
By decreasing sectarian tensions, a changing Taliban and post-revolution Iran, the two anti-American neighbours, have shown signs of goodwill to each other in recent years.
World leaders and senior officials condemn the two suicide bombings that targeted thousands of desperate people fleeing the Taliban takeover, with further attempted attacks expected ahead of Tuesday deadline for foreign troops to leave.
Afghanistan, often referred to as the ‘graveyard of the empires’, is often written about but is constantly misunderstood, and the same goes for the Taliban.
America didn’t just lose a war in Afghanistan, it may have also lost its premise for being the global policeman.
The four-year anniversary of the al-Nuri’s mosque’s minaret’s destruction is a time to lament the loss of an Iraqi and global symbol of cultural heritage.
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