Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts.
A doctor in Afghanistan is using her medical training to provide healthcare and other support to women – at great risk to herself and her family.
Iraq, Libya, Syria, Nigeria, Afghanistan are all in danger of becoming black holes in which the nastiest groups can thrive. The only credible solution is to turn them back into proper countries.
The problem isn't just in Afghanistan. 30 per cent of woman suffer violence from an intimate partner, but globally laws do little to protect women at home.
As the US withdrawal from Afghanistan approaches, what will happen to Bagram prison, where many prisoners are held without charge, trial, or even access to a lawyer?
Frank Ledwidge, once a “justice adviser” in Britain’s para-colonial administration in Helmand, has produced a devastating indictment of Britain’s military intervention in southern Afghanistan. If those of us complicit in the error were ever brought to jus
Despite objections from Afghan society, a women's cricket team is emerging.
The choice now is to risk abandoning a decade of military and civilian investment, or to capitalise on it.
The US and its allies should take a much harder look at our partners against the Taliban.