October 18, 2016 2
Returned Sergeant Kevin Frost cannot deal with the pain and guilt of what happened in Afghanistan any longer. It's a pain foreign correspondent John Martinkus knows well.
August 26, 2016
Many people in Afghanistan risked their lives and their families to help foreign journalists. But foreign correspondent John Martinkus says after the West has no need for such people anymore, we often leave them to be killed.
April 26, 2016 5
Since Australian troops left, Afghanistan has become even more dangerous, writes former foreign correspondent John Martinkus.
November 12, 2013 4
One of Australia's pre-eminent authors spoke movingly at The Lowy Institute about the horrors of war, the power of language and the nature of evil.
October 29, 2013 21
Australian troops leave behind a better Afghanistan. We made the right decision to commit. But the prolonged, unpopular campaign could have been fought smarter, says Army veteran and Lowy fellow James Brown.
February 6, 2013
Australia’s mission in Afghanistan is a failure, as Fairfax's Hugh White says, but that failure derives from a much larger failure of American policy, writes Charles Richardson.
August 30, 2012 21
Once again we go through what has become a wretched ritual: early reports of casualties in Afghanistan, then the horrible confirmation that Australians soldiers have died this time.
April 27, 2012 3
How can we bring development to Afghanistan if we don’t have security? asks Benjamin Gilmour, a writer and filmmaker.
February 21, 2012 4
Australia’s and Iran’s spheres of influence in the war-torn country lie devilishly close to each other; indeed, side by side, if not in fact overlapping, writes former CNN and Time correspondent Michael Ware.
October 14, 2011 6
Rick Perry has a knack for making comments that cause large swathes of the electorate to wince.