Afghan Children: Growing Up With Drones and Landmines

February 21, 2014

Childhood in Afghanistan is about constantly living in fear of death from skies. A Predator drone can reach an altitude of 25,000 feet and hover at such heights for up to 40 hours. Yet, fair weather permitting, the buzz of its propellers can be perceptible to those who happen to fall under its...

Beyond Al-Qaeda, the Real Yemen

August 27, 2013

Not all of Yemen’s challenges have to do with al-Qaeda and terrorism. This month’s unidentified threat that led to the closure of the United States embassy and several US drone strikes around Yemen, has once again shone an international spotlight on the country.  Simply put, as a...

Obama and AfPak: A Continuation of Regional Interests

June 08, 2013

For peace to have any prospects, the Obama administration has no option but to engage closely with Afghanistan and Pakistan. The US was in an unprecedented foreign policy crisis when Barack Obama first took office in January 2009 due to its military engagements in two of the modern history’s...