During operations in Afghanistan, mustering enough qualified linguists proved a constant challenge for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). These difficulties point to larger problems with how the CAF—and Canada—approach strategic languages.
Bagram Air Base – once the bastion of coalition forces in Afghanistan – is now empty of U.S. and NATO troops, bringing an effective end to their presence in the country. Elliott Simpson reflects on what should be acknowledged, and hopefully learned from their efforts over the past 20 years.
Michael Kang explores the complex extent of corruption in India and its impact on the Indian economy.
Eimi Harris discusses efforts by women in Afghanistan to play a role in continued peace talks and why the Afghan government should act on its commitment to include women in the negotiations.