Today's feminist movement seems bizarrely out of touch with the original, universal standards of their forbears. In sidelining Muslim women's basic rights, today's feminists ignore the suffragette legacy and the necessity for urgent reform of international human rights violations.
The anti-Soviet mujahideen of the 1980s morphing into Taliban and Al Qaeda in the 1990s and now mutating into the virulent ISIS becomes possible when there is a continued demand for their lethal product. Pakistan's consistent use of jihadism as a tool of statecraft and foreign policy over the past four decades has created a jihadist ecosystem which would require much more than tactical measures like the military operations it has undertaken so far.
The short-term implications of the helicopter transfer should be minimal. Pakistan will be unhappy with it, but is unlikely to pay it much mind -- especially amid the sudden warming period in India-Pakistan relations, and also as Russia, which partnered with India on the helicopter deal, has quietly expanded its defense relations with Islamabad.
Much has been written about the war in Afghanistan, from on-the-ground reports of foot soldiers to geopolitical analyses of U.S. government officials. Yet, Lieutenant Colonel Seth B. Folsom manages to find new insights in Where Youth and Laughter Go.
Reagan likely would find the entire discussion a bit, well, "liberal" in the sense of assuming that more dollars spent is the only way to deliver more security.
Here in Kabul, last week, at the Afghan Peace Volunteer (APV) community home that hosts me, I watched Abdulhai and visiting activist Aaron Hughes work out ways to secure the greenhouse which they had partially assembled that morning.
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More U.S. military personnel have been sent to Iraq and Syria. Trainers, Special Forces, and airstrikes haven't been enough. The administration continues its slow progression to renewed ground combat. President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize grows more tarnished by the day.
Seeing very large historical events being reduced to smallish news stories, some no bigger than a small-town doctor obituary, is always a humbling experience. The great and grand problem or problems that consumed your era that everyone worried about may very well end up only being a very small story in the annals of history.
The efforts that the military are expending when it comes to reducing the rate of suicide among active duty troops should be commended. That doesn't mean that the fight is over, however, and I think the numbers back that statement up pretty well.
Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.
Double standards in any relation, particularly in the war on terror would not be in the interest of anyone. Muslims and non-Muslims should end the blame game and they should leave their differences aside and unite against this common enemy.
Prime Minister Narendra's Modi surprise visit to Lahore has revived once again the oft-desired hope that India and Pakistan will live as friends not adversaries. For that to happen, however, Pakistan's security establishment will need to stop seeing India as the existential threat.
The deaths earlier this week of six brave U.S. soldiers has shown a spotlight on the worrisome situation in Afghanistan -- but we still have cards to play. By taking an international, interagency and private-public approach to the significant challenges, we have our best chance at creating an imperfect but reasonably successful outcome.
This will be 15th consecutive Christmas thousands of our troops spend in harm's way, on the cruel battlefields of the Middle East, instead of at ho...
The very same litany of questions our kids never stop asking and that we struggle to answer, or wonder whether to answer at all, is always running like some strange song through our own adult heads as well, largely unanswered.