Adam Curtis’s latest is a Heart of Darkness for the post-9/11 era.
What’s really striking about British soldiers in Afghanistan is not their vulnerability, but their resilience.
Lawyers leading the prosecution of British soldiers for abusing Afghans are unwittingly legitimising the war on terror.
The so-called ‘Kabul offensive’ by the Taliban was nothing like the Tet Offensive in Vietnam – but it’s telling that the two are being compared.
Must-reads from the past week
It’s fitting that the aimless, pointless Afghan War is being wound down according to a timetable drawn up in a White House backroom.
Why the shooting of a sickly has-been jihadist was turned into a momentous and historic occasion on a par with VJ Day.
The revelation that British troops are in Afghanistan simply to ‘keep busy’ exposes the surrealism of a disastrous war.
High-minded newspapers’ celebration of the latest Wikileaks revelations is a cynical attempt to turn voyeurism into a virtue.
Saturday’s elections were more about giving a shot in the arm to Western politicians than giving control to Afghanis.