Afghanistan and the promise of democracy? The fable of ‘Enduring Freedom’.

Yet, 2016 has caused this eye to shut. Afghanistan has faded from memory as developments in other areas, namely Iraq and Syria fixate public concern. The emergence of ISIS has created a new enemy. We are now greeted with stories of hostages and air strikes with ISIS becoming the new global security threat; a threat which can be encompassed by the recent terror attacks in Paris. As important as the impact of ISIS is, Afghanistan has become a child overshadowed by the birth of a new sibling. It has been neglected and pushed to the side, replaced by something new and more interesting. Arguably, in a few years, ISIS may suffer the same fate. (Read More)