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It is simple to just write off Afghanistan as a ‘failed state’, without contextualising the reasons as to why the country is in turmoil
About half a million people died in Iraq as a result of war-related causes between the US-led invasion in 2003 and mid-2011, an academic study suggests
One evil effect of chemical weapons is making conventional weapons that kill people in their hundreds of thousands seem acceptable by comparison.
Newly declassified papers say hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay was 'broken' by a deliberate campaign to crush detainees' spirits
China is Washington's obsession in Africa and beyond. This is a "policy" known as the "pivot to Asia", whose threat of world war may be as great as any in the modern era.
Prodded by Netanyahu and the pro-Israel neo-cons in the U.S. government, and contrary to the opinion of most countries, the United States and its European allies have imposed brutal sanctions on Iran
Jeremy Corbyn says the West has taken a welcome step back from military action in recent weeks, but more needs to be done to find peaceful ways to solve problems
Families angry at proposal to lower profile of repatriation ceremonies.
Media Lens examine the continued failure of the mainstream media to cover the terrible 'legacy' of the invasion of Iraq
Jim Brann examines the government's 'Trident Alternatives'
The story of Aaron Alexis is still obscure. But effects of an over-taxed US military are painfully visible among 2 million veterans.
We should be in no doubt that behind the reluctant turn towards diplomacy, the US is still threatening war.
For 67 years the US has pursued its own interests at the expense of global justice – no wonder people are sceptical now
Mounting anti war sentiment needs to be mobilised to stop a fourth disastrous war in 12 years.
Anti-war protests must be stepped up to send a message to Washington that the world will not stand by and let the US plunge the Middle East into a wider war.
Increased U.S. spending, especially at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, reflects Africa's growing importance to counter-terrorism efforts
Art will influence how the Iraq war is remembered, and the image that stands as popular history is the one of Blair taking his "maniacal selfie" in front of the flames of devastation.
This headline says everything that needs to be said about the sickly state of establishment journalism: "Edward Snowden's secrets may be dangerous: I would not have published them."
UK journalists appeared yet again to be succumbing to the influence of state propaganda demonising an Official Enemy, exactly as happened with Iraq and Libya.
BBC presenter Jeremy Paxman shares the concerns of the No Glory in War campaign, that the World War I centenary could become a celebration of war, if the prime minister has his way
Iraqi mother Sundus Shaker Saleh is lead plaintiff in a lawsuit targeting for war crimes six key members of the Bush Administration: George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Paul Wolfowitz
The 12-year war has become largely forgotten in the United States and among its coalition allies despite continued casualties suffered by their forces on the ground.
The Ministry of Defence is taking care to rebrand its image. Let's make sure they are unsuccessful.
Five reasons to march to the Tory Party Conference this Sunday.
With US and French support, Kenya and Ethiopia have carried out full-scale military invasions of Somalia. The US launches drone strikes and runs covert operations in the country. The attack in Nairobi is the result of 'doing something'.
Whoever is behind chemical warfare in Syria, there is no justification for western intervention
In Belgrade in 1999, as the air-raids became regular and widespread, we lived on instinct, and in constant fear
Obama chose to accept the entire Pentagon of the Bush era: its wars and war crimes.
John Kerry was greeted by anti war protesters upon arrival at Foreign Office.
Campaigners challenge 'glorious conflict' narrative and plan to highlight treatment of conscientious objectors
Obama is asking a jury of safe spectators to press the yes or no button for military strikes. Will they vote for an end to empire?