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Afghans reject US escalation and demand negotiated solution to the war

A recent poll in Afghanistan has found a majority condemning Western airstrikes in the country, and calling for a negotiated settlement with the Taliban.

Why is Britain in Afghanistan?

“Are you really asking me this goddamn silly question?” – Walt Rostow, National Security Adviser to Lyndon Johnson

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Mark Steel, 'What's Going On? The Meanderings of a Comic Mind in Confusion'

Simon and Schuster, 2008; ISBN 978-1847372819; 256pp; £12.99

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30,000 = 0 says US

The US’s top commander in Iraq, general Raymond Odierno, has appeared to claim that all US forces will be out of Iraq by the end of 2011 (as required by the agreement signed by the US and Iraqi gov

We march on Gaza

Over 700 people from around the UK have now signed up to support the Gaza Freedom March.

Election fraudsters

Confronted with evidence of wide-ranging fraud on his behalf in Afghanistan’s recent presidential election, Hamid Karzai told Le Figaro: “There was fraud in 2004, and there is today, and t

US war resisters and UK soldiers' mother speak out against the wars

While US soldiers continue to resist deportation from Canada, the mother of two British soldiers serving in Afghanistan has spoken out against the war.

Norman G Finkelstein, 'Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History' (updated edition)

Verso, 2008; ISBN 9781844671496; 412pp; £9.99

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Withdrawal from Iraq: US backtracks, UK presses on

The much-heralded US withdrawal from Iraq is turning out to be nothing of the kind.

Obama surges Afghanistan

According to the Washington Post, “the incoming [Obama] administration does not anticipate that the Iraq-like ‘surge’ of forces will significantly change the direction of a conflict that h