Indonesia/Covid crisis

During the one and a half years covid 19 has been ravaging the planet, the hardest hit areas have moved from place to place. In the spring of 2020, it was especially lethal in Los Angeles. A year later India was being hard hit. Since it’s a novel virus, [...]

US Military Troops Leave Afghanistan: End of Longest American War

It was a startling picture – one lone military soldier walking across the Kabul airport, stone-faced, carrying his firearm, getting ready to climb aboard an aircraft taking away the final US soldier from Afghanistan. Major General Chris Donahue was aboard the last flight carrying US forces out of the [...]

The Evacuation Efforts in Afghanistan Remain Fluid as Situation Changes Hourly

The only predictable aspect of the evacuation efforts of Allied Forces and refugees in Afghanistan is its unpredictability. The situation changes hourly amid chaos from all quarters. The Taliban has said it will uphold evacuation efforts by August 31, but history has proved that we cannot depend on the [...]

Afghanistan Falls To The Taliban In Rapid Takeover

With lightning speed, the Taliban surprised all estimated guesses at how long it would take the militant group to takeover Afghanistan. Ten days after it initiated its advance, the Taliban completed its mission, seizing the capital, Kabul, in just one day – Sunday. Streets were eerily quiet as residents [...]

Afghanistan

For the first time in 20 years, American troops will not be in Afghanistan; the last day of August was the final withdrawal … or “retreat” as some would put it. The United States is not alone in withdrawing from Afghanistan. At the height of their power in the [...]

The Future for Women in Afghanistan Remains Uncertain

US President Joe Biden on 14 April announced plans to remove the remaining 2,500 US troops from Afghanistan after more than two decades in the war-torn country. Under the Taliban’s rule from 1996-2001, the rights of women were severely curtailed. Women were barred from education and work and could [...]

In Afghanistan, everything has value, except human life

Afghanistan has a 70 percent poverty rate. There has been ongoing war and strife with no end in sight. This is a land that lacks adequate farmland, and what they do have often is used to grow and sell opium, a lucrative cash crop. The only people with [...]

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