Taliban

A trip to Afghanistan to report on the destruction of the opium crop almost resulted in death

Even a good retreat would not have rescued a bad war

Commentators used 9/11 to keep framing the world as liberty versus totalitarianism

Rather than fight, the Taliban appear to have phoned everyone in the country

Jeremy Black and Graham Stewart discuss the performance of the British forces in the war on terror

We could never have achieved the laudable aims of a “New Afghanistan”

The history of iconoclasm offers deeper lessons than are on display in the current statue-toppling craze