The Taliban’s advance to power has meant many things. Repercussions have been felt around the world as foreign powers rush to evacuate at risk citizens and international diplomacy has been tested as leaders grapple with questions of what the 20-year occupation in Afghanistan was for. And, crucially, was it worth it?
Many countries have reset their defence policies since the start of the pandemic. Writer Josh Bate discusses the future of US counter-terrorism policy after the fall of Afghanistan.
Following the events in Afghanistan last month, the country and its people face an uncertain future. Hannah Mather-Downham spoke to the founder of Bahar Women’s Association to get her perspective on the current crisis, learn about her organisation, and find out what members of the Leeds community can do to help.
After 20 years of the US’ War on Terror, President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw all American forces from Afghanistan on September 11 this year marked the end of an era. After decades of war, […]
Morally complex and visually stunning, Bitter Lake, directed and edited by documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis, offers viewers a unique look into Afghanistan and its relationship with the West. Starting in the aftermath of World War […]
With the recent centenary, the gravity of the First World War has been impressed on all of us. The poppies at the Tower of London, the war poetry and history lessons have all contributed to […]
Image: Robert Nickelsberg, Prestel Publishing A poignant and sometimes disquieting book, ‘Afghanistan: A Distant War’ transports the reader to the infamous war torn country, past the glare of mass western media and deep into the less […]
EdBookFest | William Dalrymple and David Robison ‘Place yourselves on the step between Persia and Afghanistan in the year 1837, as you watch the newly coronated Shah of Iran march to Herat.’ So began William […]
As Remembrance Day approaches, Leeds Student considers what life in the army is like for young people. We spoke to an ex-soldier who has served in Afghanistan and a student involved in the Officer Training […]