In the best interests of the Afghan people, Canada must be part of vital diplomatic efforts to forge an international consensus on possible conditions for the recognition of, and assistance to, the Taliban.
As the world’s attention remains riveted on Iraq and Syria, Afghanistan’s intractable conflict wears on.
Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason renews the call for an independent public inquiry into allegations of Canadian complicity in the transfer-to-torture of Afghan detainees.
According to the United Nations, 2009 was the deadliest year for civilians in Afghanistan since the ouster of the Taliban government in 2001. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan’s Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, 2009 reports that at least 2412 Afghan civilians died as a result of the war last […]
By any measure the last few months have been marked by an upswing in violence in Afghanistan–a “dreary and bloody stalemate” according to the CBC’s Brian Stewart. NATO–and the US in particular–have come to recognize this as there has been much ado about how to re-cast the mission. First of all this has meant the implementation of a new command structure […]