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Why are we still there?

Every time we listen to British politicians explaining why we are still in Afghanistan, we hear nonsense.  The idea that our being there protects us from being bombed in Britain was always weak, and completely meaningless once we heard suicide … Continue reading

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The floods in Pakistan: an eye-witness account

A letter from a friend of a friend, received in UK yesterday: “I am in Pakistan at the moment.  I arrived at Karachi on Tuesday morning. On my  arrival, I was told to stay there as Sukkur was on high … Continue reading

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Why Afghanistan?

Whatever the true reasons for the war in Afghanistan, NATO leaders’ official line is that to lose there would be to place the rest of the world in danger. As President Obama has recently put it, “this mission is fundamental … Continue reading

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