The Australian Defence Force’s implementation of a temporary recruitment policy targeting women raises important questions about the long-term adjustments needed to improve the treatment of female members.
With NATO announcing its intention of handing over security to Afghanistan’s national forces by the end of 2014, new attention needs to be given to the efficiency of Afghanistan’s institutions.
In 1994 the Pentagon released a new policy that institutionalized gender barriers in the US Army, which prevented women from having the same access to opportunity as their male counterparts.
Afghanistan was at the top of the agenda when world leaders met this month at NATO’s Chicago summit. Important issues, including a timetable for troop withdrawal and the Alliance’s post-2014 support and training role, were agreed upon. The second focus of the discussion on Afghanistan was on human rights, democracy, and the rule of law—with the […]