Category Archives: Taliban

Apr 13 2012

Islamists of Tunisia: Reconciling national contradictions


This article is second in a special series of posts commissioned by LSE IDEAS exploring Islamism and the Arab Spring. The series also includes articles on the history of political Islam, Egypt, Libya, and a concluding post on pluralism and … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by David Britain

Oct 21 2011

Lessons for Afghanistan from Vietnam: We had the experience but missed the meaning

Leave a comment

By Aurelie Basha. Withdrawal is in the air.  As the phase-out begins in Afghanistan, op-eds and journal articles abound about the potential lessons learnt. Not so long ago, in the 1970s, as the Nixon administration moved on its own promise … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by John Collins

Aug 16 2011

Addressing the elephant in the room: filling the policy vacuum of the international counter-narcotics strategy in Afghanistan

1 Comment

By Jorrit Kamminga This year’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the United Nations central policy-making body on drug related matters, dedicated a special round-table session  to the principle of common or shared responsibility. It tries to revitalise the principle that … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Silvia Peneva