January 29, 2018 9
16 years on and despite peace talks, the corrupt Kabul government is still on the back-foot in its war with the Taliban.
August 23, 2017 18
While the foreign policy establishment applauds Trump's conversion to military intervention, they never ask the question of why the War on Terror has been such a spectacular failure.
August 23, 2017
Will we commit more troops to Afghanistan? How much is Google really earning in Australia and the "most pure" Aussie in parliament. It's the news you need to know.
April 5, 2017 16
Gender diversity is not a PC buzzword -- it saves lives and wins wars, a senior Defence servicewoman has said.
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.
February 18, 2015 5
The increased use of female suicide bombers by Islamic State militants is, in large part, due to the increased media coverage they generate.
December 10, 2014 6
The CIA engaged in a torture program that didn't work, tortured and killed innocent people, and the agency lied systematically to the authorities while intimidating those who raised concerns, a congressional report finds.
June 13, 2014 1
In a country bound by government-related media restrictions, live-tweeting breaking news is both a sensible and revolutionary act, says Mustafa Kazemi.
April 7, 2014 2
Afghanistan went to the polls with minimal violence. But it was hardly a triumph in democracy. Irregularities were many, and the Taliban sits in wait for the main presidential run-off.